The museum opens its doors the 1rst March 2018

The emblematic carriage of the 1918 and 1940 Armistices


  •   La clairière de l'Armistice est composé d'une grande allée, donnant sur la dalle sacrée, entourée d'un grand chemin. Il y a l'anneau sacrée avec PAIX écrit en plusieurs langues. Ensuite, il y a un musée sur les deux guerres mondiales, très ludique, intéressant et attractif....Plus

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      The Glade of the Armistice (French: Clairière de l'Armistice) is a French national and war memorial in the Forest of Compiègne in Picardy, France, near the city of Compiègne and approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Paris. It was built at the location where...More

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      We visited the museum late Sept. Museum and grounds are currently going through renovation work (we presumed as part of the Armistice Commemorations next month). The history of the train, before, during the Armistice and WW2 is fascinating. Museum apart from train is also excellent...More

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  •   So much history here not just for the signing of the Armistice in 1918 but what happened afterwards and to the original coach. Cant recommend this enough.

    thumb Chris D

      Cette visite est empreinte d’une émotion partagée. Ce wagon a beaucoup voyagé et pas toujours pour les meilleures raisons mais il importe d’en connaître l’histoire. Compiègne est une très belle ville et ce détour vaut la peine d’être fait.

    thumb caroler160

      Excellent informative museum that has been extended and improved over the years. My kids - 7 & 11 were interested throughout. Cheap admission - three and five euros. Thoroughly recommended.

    thumb Shepdog120
  •   Visited the museum as it was a dull day whilst on holiday in the area. This turned out to be a great idea as the museum is totally fascinating and an excellent experience. We learned so much about an important event in history. The train...More

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      Don’t underestimate what one fellow reviewers called a little museum. It’s worth 60-90 minutes as all the stories are well told and the collection of old stereoscopic photos is just amazing. Made my day being here

    thumb Viewlander

      Dans la Forêt de Compiègne, la clairière de l’Armistice est un lieu incontournable pour ceux qui sont attachés aux souvenirs des deux derniers conflits mondiaux. C’est un lieu empreint de sérénité et de symboles. Le mémorial possède un musée où l’on peut voir le wagon...Plus

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  •   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

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      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

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      A museum and open grove set in a beautiful forest which honours the memory and the event of the Armistice signing. It held the attention of the children aged 7 and 5, who particularly liked the picture machines which actually gave photos from the period...More

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