Musée de la Préfecture de Police
4, rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève – Paris
Préfecture de Police

For crime buffs, French history lovers, and visitors looking for something a little different, the museum offers more than 2000 original relics dating back from 1667, when Louis XIV created the post of Police Lieutenant, up until the Liberation from Germans forces in 1945. The museum is housed within the actual police department of the 5th arrondissement, and the museum itself was established in 1909 with an already extensive collection, thanks to the 1900 Universal Exhibition. With a total floor area of 5600 square feet, the quiet and virtually unknown museum, housed on the third floor, offers a fascinating display of old police uniforms and weapons that were used to fight crime, as well as evidence from famous criminal and historical events that have taken place in Paris.

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