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VD081 Musée Prefecture de Police: a unique and intriguing Museum

  • 08 Dec 2016
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • meet at 2.20pm at 4 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, 75005 Paris. Metro: Maubert Mutualité (line 10).
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Registration is closed

Thursday, 8 December 2016

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Cost: €22

Located in the 5th district of Paris and housed within the actual police department, the Musée was established in 1909.  The 1900 Universal Exhibition provided the museum with an extensive collection of artifacts on the history of Paris Police.

Louis XIV created the post of Police Lieutenant in the 17th century and the museum’s collection ranges from the early 17th century to the end of WWII.

Enjoy a display of old police uniforms, crime fighting weapons along with evidence from famous criminal and historical events.

Our guide Catherine will explain some of the more somber chapters in the city’s history with photos and recreations of executions, poisonings and massacres.

Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years experience as a guide, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

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