It traces the long history of the colonial and naval troops of 4 centuries of 1622 under the cardinal of RICHELIEU, Minister of King Louis XIII, to our days is illustrated here as well by very divers muzzle goods, as by archives, maps or iconographic documents. The Marine Troops Museum is fundamentally a museum of history, art and military traditions, but also of human adventure, which is intended for both the general public and the military public. The museum’s collections consist of uniforms, weapons, hairstyles, insignia, decorations, posters, drawings, paintings, photographic documents, archive documents, souvenirs of illustrious or less famous people.
It is also a memorial. The crypt of the museum is a place of recollection and tribute to the memory of the soldiers colonial troops and navy troops died for France.