The Musée national de la Marine (National Navy Museum) is a maritime museum located in the Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It has annexes at Brest, Port-Louis, Rochefort (Musée National de la Marine de Rochefort), Toulon and Saint-Tropez. The permanent collection originates in a collection that dates back to Louis XV of France.
In 1748, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau offered a collection of models of ships and naval installations to Louis XV of France, with the request that the items be displayed at the Louvre and made available to students of the Naval engineers school, which Duhamel headed. The collection was put on display in 1752, in a room of the first floor, next to the Academy of Sciences; the room was called "Salle de Marine" (Navy room), and was used for teaching.
Brian Dean | Sep 17, 2016
Very enjoyable. Collection includes paintings that used to be in the Louvre. Nice nautical collection including a great set of paintings of ports around France. The boat models were interesting, and if you like war ships, there is a section of models, paintings and other military items.
Daniel Gandra | Aug 24, 2016
It is a collection of miniatures of ships from all times and kinds. If it interests you, you will love it, but if ships are not your thing, you better use your time differently. The museum is quite expensive for its size and collection. Without hurry, you can see the whole museum in 1 1/2- 2 hours.
김병훈 | Aug 12, 2016
becareful!! marine museum is located at the same place of Musee de l'homme. The men who loves expedition should go and see how ancient europeans made the ships. this museum has lots of ancient scale ship models, especially during 18~19 centuries.
Yi Jian | Jan 19, 2016
Spent a couple of hours here with an excellent audio guide - just press the number of the exhibit you're looking at. Would definitely go again. A wonderful collection of naval ship models, some of which were hung in cradles and used to teach new naval officers how they operated. Also a good collection of paintings by Joseph Vernet - large oils with of naval scenes, but with lots of detail in the groups of people and thier activities.
Paige Donner | Jan 9, 2016
This museum rounds out the triumvirate of national monuments found here at Trocadéro. It is devoted to all things maritime. It is a good museum for the kids.
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