Foreign Legion Museum
21 May → 3 Jan 2022
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Monday
One was created in 1831 by King Louis-Philippe; the others date back to ancient Rome. Although distant in time, the French Foreign Legion and the Legion of the Roman Empire share the same values, as well as the reputation of invincibility. Courage, discipline and esprit de corps are the first principles of the legionnaires, all of whom are equipped with the latest in warfare technology. Brothers in arms, they unite as one to defeat the enemy. If they are welded together by the bonds of comradeship, it is a composite group where the soldiers selected come from all over the world, whether in the ancient legions or today. From the Pax Romana to the present day, this immersive exhibition immerses you in the daily life of legionary soldiers. Objects, exceptional relics and facsimiles highlight aspects of the life of Roman legionaries and white kepis, while comparing them. You will also discover the building power of the two elite armies, which proved their worth both in the field of architecture and land development.