The emblematic carriage of the 1918 and 1940 Armistices


  •   En pleine forêt à quelques minutes de Compiègne se trouve la clairière de l'armistice, lieu rempli d'histoire. Dans le musée très intéressant on y découvre le wagon, puis ensuite on découvre une belle collection d'objets, de vêtements d'armes et de documents concernant les deux guerres....Plus

    thumb Ana G

      This year is the centennial of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. As a history buff I have made many visits to the WWI and WWII sites in France and Belgium. I decided on the visit to Compiegne to view the...More

    thumb Tom D

      I visited here as part of a leger battlefield tour. We arrived early so it was nice and peaceful. The memorials are lovely and the museum where the replica of the carriage where the armistice aswell as the French surrender in 1940 was signed is...More

    thumb Pompeyjones
  •   For goodness sake, take care. We walked from the car park to the railway sidings, took a couple of photos and then strolled back to our car - about 15 minutes at the very most. When we got back our car had been broken into,...More

    thumb Margaret H

      We were here on Armistice day, what an emotional experience! This is a must visit place, and is kept in immaculate condition, you need to give yourself plenty of time to see everything

    thumb PhilmcfcJones

      Small museum with a replica of the actual rail carrige in which the Armistace ending WWI was signed. English signage throughout. Museum traced the path into, the chronology of and the aftermath of the war along with the path into WWII. Fascinating. Free parking, 5...More

    thumb cordyroy
  •   The location is beautiful and very peaceful. The carriage and other displays are well presented. A must see site

    thumb Andrew B

      On my way to Paris I decided to take a detour to visit the Armistice site at Compiegne. I duly keyed in the address on my Satnav, as was given on their website, only to find it took me to a complete dead end. I...More

    thumb Ian E Wilson

      Lors d’un passage à Compiègne, une visite et un devoir de mémoire s’impose. Ce mémorial de la signature de l’Armistice est très impressionnant. La statue de Foch est d’origine, c’est la seule qui n’a pas subi l’affront des allemands lors de la capitulation de France...Plus

    thumb Ramses75
  •   A place relating to both wars which we had long intended to visit. We were not disappointed at all. Very well laid out both inside and outside. , excellent audio at the railway carriage detailing the events as they unfolded. Superb collection of photographs including...More

    thumb greypowerKentEngland

      While in France to visit Bellicourt we were unable to get close to this historic site as building work was in hand. This is still a most important location.

    thumb Outofthelaw

      Had we not had a toddler with us I would have spent more time taking in the information. As it was I was able to listen and read some of it and what I heard and the stereo photos were very interesting. It's a nice...More

    thumb David S