National Maritime Museum - Reopening November 2023

  • Museum
  • History
  • Military
  • Sciences and technology
  • Wartime memories
  • Transport
  • Maritime history

Firmly established in Place du Trocadéro, this museum of the Navy presents a unique collection of 1,000 extraordinary objects.

Theme Napoleon and Joséphine

The museum presents some masterpieces from the imperial era:


Emperor Napoleon 1st's dinghy: it was built in Antwerp in 21 days, for Napoleon 1st who let it be known that he intended visiting the mouth of the Scheldt and the defence works around Antwerp.


Muiron, a 44 gun frigate, 1797: this frigate carried 18 pounder guns, its keel was laid in Venice in 1789, it was launched in 1797 and completed in November 1797. Napoleon 1st ordered a model of it in 1803.

The Triomphant, a 74 gun vessel, 1809. Built in Rochefort between 1804 and 1809, it illustrates the high point of French ship building at the end of the 18th century at a time when France, in the light of lessons learned in the American war, was equipping itself with a powerful modern navy.


Marine Guard sabre, 1806. The marine guard corps was created in September 1803 to supplement the Old Guard. Intended to accompany the Emperor to England with the invasion fleet, they accompanied the Grande Armée from 1805.

Opening and closing times

Closed temporarily.


Full price: from 11 €
Reduced price: 9 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.


Types of customers

  • Children

Services and facilities


  • Guided tours


  • Temporary exhibition


Spoken languages

  • French


Plan your route


Contact information

  • Palais de Chaillot 75016 Paris 16ème

Your contacts

Event space rental officer