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Greg Coffman




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Strasbourg to Paris, what to see?         Reply with quote

I'm traveling with my family this winter from Paris to Strasbourg and back. I'm looking for recommendations on museums with good arms collections or other Medieval-Renaissance places of interest. I would be interested in a good castle or monastery.

I know Les Invalides in Paris has a rich collection of arms and armor, but I can't think of any other places.

Thanks,
Greg

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Greg Coffman




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is it worth traveling down to Basel Switzerland and are there any good arms collections there?
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Felix R.




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In Paris you should go the the Museum del armee ,however it is written, donīt know of the other locations though.
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A.A. Boskaljon




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Felix R. wrote:
Museum del armee


http://www.invalides.org/ is the website of the musuem Happy
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B. Fulton





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PostPosted: Sat 29 Nov, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you're bringing a digital, bring a small light tripod, it'll help for some of the pics.

Many of the displays at Les Invalides are behind glass, so if you camera does well with no flash, this would be good. Bring a ton of batteries (my camera eats batteries on high resolution shots). The displays at Les Invalides cover medieval through modern times, there is a LOT of stuff.

Visit the Emperor's tomb. While I may not have liked him all that much historically, gotta respect what a little Corsican accomplished.
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Felix R.




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PostPosted: Sun 30 Nov, 2008 12:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And donīt pur the camera and/or the memory card in your luggage. When I came back from France and liked to transfer the images from the camera to my computer, the memory card was gone. Have taken quite a lot of pictures in the invalides, at home I turned up with nothing in my hands. (Ok, just a hand full of pictures I also took with my mobile).
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