The museum opens its doors the 1rst March 2018

The emblematic carriage of the 1918 and 1940 Armistices

Testimonials

  •   This a little off-side located site is an absolute ‘must see’ for any WW-buffs. Museum is small but well maintained. Both the WW1 and WW2 history is shown. There a much better equiped WW-museums, but than this is the actual historical location.

    thumb MJbChateauL
    12/27/2018

      Etre sur les lieux mêmes c'est autre chose que les voir en photo. Deux rails pour le wagon de novembre 1918, deux autres pour la signature d'un armistice dont on nous parle moins, celui de juin 1940. Lieu de mémoire et de respect.

    thumb Pepita65170
    6/19/2018

      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
    12/22/2017
  •   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

    thumb Daniel C
    10/22/2017

      Travelled for 1 hour to attend the museum, very difficult to find normally but on the day we got there, the glade itself was beginning to be dug up o all of the museum signs from the carpark to the entrance had been removed, the...More

    thumb paul g
    8/12/2018

      Having been he many years ago i was impressed by how much there is to see. A poignant reminder of the horrors of war and the cruelty of humanity. Informative and interesting. When the renovations for the 100 year anniversary are complete (outside) it will...More

    thumb Likesmifood
    9/12/2018
  •   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

    thumb lundy96
    7/22/2018

      L'endroit est très bien aménagé, le wagon qui est une réplique exacte montre les différentes places des protagonistes, et un mémorial complète la visite. Ca fait partie des lieux d'Histoire à voir en France.

    thumb JM5477
    5/22/2018

      We visited this museum while works are being undertaken to celebrate the anniversary. The museum is quite small but there is quite a bit to see and read about.There are various stations dotted around so you can view some old pictures, some may not be...More

    thumb forest9
    10/28/2018
  •   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

    thumb Isabelle L
    3/13/2018

      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

    thumb Jim H
    10/03/2018

      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

    thumb Nadine C
    6/12/2018