Modeling in General
General discussions about modeling topics.
Traveling to Europe
Visit this Community
Wisconsin, United States
Member Since: August 10, 2008
entire network: 204 Posts
KitMaker Network: 11 Posts
Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2011 - 07:50 AM UTC
Hello everybody, I will be traveling to Paris, Brussels and Barcelona for a couple of weeks later this year. I would greatly appreciatte if you can provide any recommendations about museums/bookstores/hobby shops or any 'must's" on any of this places that you have visited.
I am aware of a couple of great places in Brussels like the Musee de Armee but no clue about any others.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Visit this Community
Zurich, Switzerland
Member Since: March 13, 2009
entire network: 2,058 Posts
KitMaker Network: 152 Posts
Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2011 - 08:59 AM UTC
Hi Mirko!

A couple of tips: in Paris be sure to go to the Blast Models shop for a good selection.

The military museum in Brussels is okay, it's free so you can't go amiss. Be sure to be there early as they usually "throw" you out about 20 to 30 mins before official closing time... Last time I was there they had a pretty pathetic collection of armor models. They do have a good selection of aircraft and tanks.

IPMS Stockholm has a good list of hobby shops in Europe. http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/hobbyshopguide/

Visit this Community
South Australia, Australia
Member Since: April 26, 2008
entire network: 84 Posts
KitMaker Network: 30 Posts
Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 02:08 PM UTC
if you were travelling to germany i could highly reccomend the panzer museum in Munster

but in france there is always the Tank Museum - Saumur (France)

hope this helps