The Three Musketeers is a classic tale written by Alexandre Dumas and published in 1844. Now, thanks to the Army Museum in Paris, visitors can see the true elements behind the fictional characters. In an exhibition called 'Mousquetaires!' (the French word for musketeers), the well-known story is brought to life as the many interpretations of the tale are brought together.
The Three Musketeers takes place in 17th-century France, and the story has done much to popularize the culture of this epoch. Through books, films, shows, cartoons and even video games -- many of which are based on Dumas's story, generation upon generation has come to appreciate this culture and fall for the musketeer lifestyle.
The various interpretations of musketeers are displayed side-by-side with true elements that detail the lives of historical musketeers. Acting as the secret soldiers of King Louis XIII, the history of the musketeers can be explored through engravings, royal armor and swords from the era. In this way, visitors get a comprehensive perspective of all the facets behind The Three Musketeers.
Everyone knows the phrase, 'All for one and one for all.' However, not everyone knows what it was really like to be a musketeer, and the Army Museum seeks to change that. The exhibit is suitable for both children and adults, who are both equally as likely to be familiar with the adventures of the musketeers.
Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can witness the adventure themselves during their stay in Paris. The Army Museum is located at 129 rue de Grenelle in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, making it easily accessible for hotel guests.