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Ile-de-France Sights

Wagon de l'Armistice (Armistice Railcar)

  • Clairière de l'Armistice
  • Compiègne

Updated 03/17/2014

Fodor's Review

Off the road to Rethondes, the Wagon de l'Armistice is a replica of the one in which the World War I armistice was signed in 1918. In 1940 the Nazis turned the tables and made the French sign their own surrender in the same place—accompanied by Hitler's infamous jig for joy—then tugged the original car off to Germany, where it was later destroyed. The replica is part of a small museum in a leafy clearing.

Sight Information


Clairière de l'Armistice, 7 km (4 miles) east of Compiègne via N31 and D546, Compiègne, 60200, France



Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–6. Closed Jan.

Updated 03/17/2014


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