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Chateau de l'Emperi

23 Montee du Puech, 13300, Salon-de-Provence, France
+33 4 90 56 22 36
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Great way to spend a few hours and very interesting

Everything is beautifully laid out in the display areas. I don't want to spoil anything, but you... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
SharronWildig
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France
Stunning views

Amazing museum and castle with currently an exhibition on the army with beautiful costumes and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
SandraSE
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London, United Kingdom
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23 Montee du Puech, 13300, Salon-de-Provence, France
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Everything is beautifully laid out in the display areas. I don't want to spoil anything, but you must visit. Opens at 2pm but check the website for exact dates just in case - there are high and low season times - you can walk around...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Amazing museum and castle with currently an exhibition on the army with beautiful costumes and arms. Overlooking the city center.

Thank SandraSE
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Castle is pretty much ruined and now turned into a military museum. Catherine de Medici once visited to consult Nostradamus.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Both my son and husband love military history, so this museum fit the bill. There is an incredible number of uniforms and armaments from the late 18th and 19th centuries. If you aren't interested in the French military, probably best to move on (although the...More

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The castle is very interesting outside. There is a military museum inside, but if you do not want to go in, you can climb on the terrace, which opens a wonderful panorama of the city.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very extensive collection of french weapons and uniforms from the 15th century the end of of WWI, with specific emphasis on the french Empires. Does become a little repetitive in the long run. Be aware that all is in French and the experience would benefit...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This museum has a very impressive collection of old fire arms and uniforms, particularly around Napoleon. You do not get to appreciate much of the chateau though which is a pity. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

A lovely place to visit for a few hours. There are many displays with lots of armoury. I liked the garden as there are fabulous views across the town.

Thank Longdistancelizzie
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

A very complete collection of uniforms, weapons such as rifles, swords nicely illustrated with maps and other original documents. A must see!

Thank Joerg S
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum is a legend in itself - born out of the passion of 2 brothers (the Brunons) for military history and collecting artefacts. Bestowed with a family fortune, they started collecting in 1911. One brother died on the battlefield during WW1, the surviving brother...More

1  Thank Yves M
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