National Gendarmerie Museum

With family or friends, retrace the history of France through the story of one of the country’s oldest institutions...

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In a former barracks in Melun, behind the Gendarmerie’s trademark flaming grenade insignia, sits the Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale.

A museum for children and parents alike

On a site spanning more than 1,400 m², discover the old police force through some 30,000 objects and documents on display. Period cars, firearms, uniforms and even the rifle from the Dominici affair will take you back in time on the trail of one of the oldest French institutions.

The visit is sprinkled with amusing anecdotes, games, sound and light. Thanks to a modern scenography, visioguides, game booklets, learn in a playful and educational way, the missions and history of the national gendarmerie. This unique collection covering the period from the Middle Ages to the present day can only pique the curiosity of young and old alike! A nice visit in perspective!

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Community facilities

Access and contact

1 rue Emile Leclerc
77000 Melun

    Days and opening hours

    From 01/04 to 3009 between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday.
    From 01/10 to 3103 between 10 am and 5.30 pm. Closed on Tuesday.


    • Group rate available for > 10 people.
      Full fee: 7€ Reduced fee: 5€.


    • Lift
    • Auditorium
    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space
    • Entertainments room
    • Parking


    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Wi-fi
    • Guided tours


    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Handicrafts workshops


    Spoken languages

    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • English
    • Spanish

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

    1 rue Emile Leclerc
    77000 Melun

    • Copyright image:
    • Thierry Benne