Located just outside the Cite de Sciences, the Argonaut is a former hunter-killer submarine and flagship of a French squadron, now open to the public. In its heyday it traveled 10 times around the world, spent 2,000 days at sea and over 32,000 hours underwater before it was decommissioned in 1982. Visitors can examine the instruments and quarters of this 400-ton beast.
Musée de l’Armée - Tombeau de Napoléon 1er
The Musée de l’Armée - Tombeau de Napoléon 1er, or the army museum and tomb of Napoleon I, is an army museum where you will find you will find a rich stock of armory, weapons and small artillery models from the time of Napolean. In fact, there are just 2 museums in the world that stock a better armory collection. And of course, no visit is compete without seeing the tomb of Napoleon himself.
Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération
Here the people of France pay homage to all those who gave up their lives to liberate the country. The museum has 3 galleries and 6 halls where you can see 3,700 artifacts, documents and 150 showcases.
Musée du Compagnonnage
The Musée - Librairie du Compagnonnage traces the history of French trade guilds from the Middle Ages to today. It houses tools, photographs, documents and other artifacts belonging to diverse associations of skilled craftsmen in fields such as carpentry, cabinetmaking, masonry, plumbing, ironworks, pastry, cooking, etc. Skilled craftsmen have toured France since medieval times acquiring knowledge from their predecessors, and to become a master themselves they must create a "chef d'œuvre" which is judged by a college of masters; the museum houses some remarkable pieces from each field.
Musée national de la Légion d'honneur
The Musée national de la Légion d'honneur houses a permanent collection of decorations awarded to both military officers and civilians from France and other countries, more than 300 portraits, and various objects dating back to the Middle Ages. Learn the protocol that dictates when decorations such as medallions, ribbons and crosses are to be worn. Not to be missed is the Grand Collar of the Legion of Honor with Napoléon I’s crest.