Side Trips from Paris Sights

Wagon de l'Armistice (Armistice Railcar)

  • Carrefour de l'Armistice Map It
  • Compiègne

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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


Carrefour de l'Armistice, Compiègne, 60200, France

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Feb.–Dec., Wed.–Mon. 10–6


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