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Musee de la Prefecture de Police

4 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 52 50
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Fun and informative

This museum is on the third floor of the prefecture of the 5th arrondisment and is very... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Hood River, Oregon
Interesting but not enough information in English

This small free museum is inside an actual police station, steps away from the Maubert-Mutualite... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
San Francisco, California
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This museum explores the history of the Parisian police force from the 17th century to the present.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good70%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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4 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 44 41 52 50
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This museum is on the third floor of the prefecture of the 5th arrondisment and is very interesting. They have a chronological history of the police in Paris and sections devoted to forensics, weapons, serial killers and police equipment. You can see it all in...More

Thank Franklin97031
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small free museum is inside an actual police station, steps away from the Maubert-Mutualite metro station. It's not at all the modern/well-lit/well laid-out/spacious exhibition space one would expect. I was interested in historical police uniforms/vehicles/maps/photos, but there are much much more, including interesting stuff...More

Thank AshleySFCA
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is on the third floor of an operational police station. There were no problems with entry through the reception area of the police station and finding the nearby lifts. There were only one or two other visitors present in the museum while we...More

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The museum is small though the exhibits are interesting. There are a number of items on display that range over a wide time period which include uniforms, billy clubs, handcuffs and the like.. There's not a lot of English though a lot is self explanatory....More

1  Thank BobTravelSFO
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

A free museum in a working police station (3rd floor) as you would expect very tight security. Only about 50% of display have English interpretations - unfortunately, however, the English descriptors are very relevant to most of the larger exhibits. Fascinating collection of murder weapons...More

1  Thank Vada
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Nice Museum. Free entry. I noticed a large group was having a guided tour in French. A lot of archives on famous criminal cases. Decommissioned guillotine. Then you can stroll Bd St Germain to Bd St Michel in Latin Quarter.

2  Thank Maravalj
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This museum is on the 3rd floor of the police station. Don't be shy because the desk officer will direct you to the elevators for your tour of this free museum. You can see the history of the Paris police along with weapons and criminal...More

4  Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Once you get past the complete weirdness of walking into a police station to get to the museum, the museum itself will really surprise you. It's small, but has really amazing artifacts, like arrest records of famous people, evidence from some of the more infamous...More

2  Thank hotwheelz7
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Being a retired police officer I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. While I am not completely literate in French I was able to see many of same tools and techniques we use in the US. I really enjoyed seeing a close up of the guillotine and...More

4  Thank chadz52
Reviewed 8 July 2012

This unasumming Police Museum is located in a working Police Station, so it felt a little weird walking through a crowd of people needing Police assistance. However, the museum is free and is visually quite interesting. We understand basic french and so could read the...More

3  Thank CarleneGroen
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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