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Musée des Plans-Reliefs de Paris

Paris | History
€9 - €11
7 10 Votes
Museum Plans-reliefs contains a collection of relief maps fortresses dating, essentially, of the seventeenth century. It is located at the Hotel des Invalides in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.

The collection is made in 1668 on the initiative of Louvois war minister of Louis XIV. The first model to be executed was that of Dunkirk. It was quickly followed by that of Ath and the citadel of Lille. In single scale of 1 foot to 100 yards, that is to say approximately 1 / 600th since 1680, they are a testament to the state of these cities or fortresses at that time.

According to the inventory drawn up by Vauban in 1697, the collection, installed in the Tuileries Palace, included 144 relief maps, representing 101 fortified sites. Initially, they were intended to be seen only by the king and his staff. Models made under Louis XIV, the fact remains that thirty.

10:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée des Plans-Reliefs de Paris
  • Address: Hôtel national des Invalides, 129 rue de Grenelle - 75007 - Paris - France
  • Phone: (33) 01 45 51 95 05


Exposition, Visite guidée, Ateliers jeune public (familles, anniversaires et scolaires)

Getting there

  • By bus : ligne n°28, 49, 63, 82, 83, 87, 92
  • By metro : lignes n°8 (Invalides ), 13 (Varennes)
  • By RER : ligne n°C (Invalides)
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