The museum opens its doors the 1rst March 2018

The emblematic carriage of the 1918 and 1940 Armistices

Testimonials

  •   The website directions for the museum place you about 2-3 KM's away from the entrance so keep going towards Soissons until you finally see a sign, on the right. Free parking but on the day we went, the Glade where the original train sat was...More

    thumb casbrown
    8/12/2018

      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

    thumb DanielM19932
    8/27/2018

      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
  •   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

      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

      Toujours un moment d'émotion et de souvenirs Nos amis ont été étonnés de la qualité du lieu, ainsi que des images et films proposés

    thumb corinne l
    5/01/2018
  •   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

      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
    11/12/2018

      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
    11/04/2018
  •   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
    11/07/2013

      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
    1/25/2019

      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