WWI museum, France

This item appears on page 77 of the February 2012 issue.

On Nov. 11, 2011, 93 years after the Armistice was signed in Europe, marking the end of the First World War, Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux (rue Lazare Ponticelli, 77100, Meaux, France; phone +33 [1] 60 32 14 18) opened in Meaux, France.

The 75,000-square-foot museum houses 50,000 artifacts, including uniforms, weapons, art made from bullets, photographs, a Renault FT 17 tank, two aircraft and a 75mm field gun. Its emphasis is on life at home and on the front during WWI and on the war’s legacy.

Closed Tuesdays and Jan. 1, Dec. 25 & May 1. Open 9:30-6:30 May-Sept. and 10-5:30 Oct.-April. €10 ($15) adult, €7 veteran, senior or student.