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“Impressive collection”

Chateau de l'Emperi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very extensive collection of french weapons and uniforms from the 15th century the end of of WWI, with specific emphasis on the french Empires. Does become a little repetitive in the long run. Be aware that all is in French and the experience would benefit from translation of descriptions of the exhibits into English.

Thank Bo W
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This museum has a very impressive collection of old fire arms and uniforms, particularly around Napoleon. You do not get to appreciate much of the chateau though which is a pity. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

A lovely place to visit for a few hours. There are many displays with lots of armoury. I liked the garden as there are fabulous views across the town.

Thank Longdistancelizzie
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

A very complete collection of uniforms, weapons such as rifles, swords nicely illustrated with maps and other original documents. A must see!

Thank Joerg S
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum is a legend in itself - born out of the passion of 2 brothers (the Brunons) for military history and collecting artefacts. Bestowed with a family fortune, they started collecting in 1911. One brother died on the battlefield during WW1, the surviving brother continued collecting and named the collection after both his and his brother's name. His one son was named after his dead brother and carried on the family tradition of collecting. At some stage their private mansion in Marseille could no longer hold all the items they had amassed. So, in the 1960s, it became a national collection part of the french army museum and housed in this wonderful medieval castle with the Brunons. Yet the collection continued until the passing of the Brunon son. Today the collection is still there. Its presentation has aged and would greatly benefit from some new display, but still it is incredibly rich, too rich maybe for the layman...so one may skip some incredible items - such as my favorite, the banner of the Berg lancers (Murat's personal regiment as duke of Berg), on it this incredible motto: "for glory, honor and the ladies" ...

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