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Musée Nationale de la Légion d’Honneur

 G6 ⌂  2 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur (Parvis du Musée d’Orsay) 75007 q Solférino W Musée d’Orsay # 1–6pm Wed–Sun ¢ 1 Jan, 1 May, 15 Aug, 1 Nov, 25 Dec ∑  legiondhonneur.fr

Next to the Musée d’Orsay is the truly massive Hôtel de Salm. It was one of the last great mansions to be built in the area (1782). The first owner was a German count, Prince de Salm-Kyrbourg, who was guillotined in 1794.

Today, the building contains a museum where you can learn all about the Legion of Honour, a decoration launched by Napoleon I. Those awarded the honour wear a small red rosette in their buttonhole. The impressive displays of medals and ...

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