Spahis (Algerian troopers) Museum
Place du Parvis-Notre-Dame, 60300 Senlis Driving directions
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weekends 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Wed-Fri by prior arrangement - closed Mon-Tue, 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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Created in 1977, the museum relates the 150-year history of the North African cavalry corps, which held a special position in the French army. It is specifically dedicated to the former Algerian spahis (soldiers of an Ottoman cavalry corps), goumiers (indigenous riders and scouts), méharistes (camel riders) and Saharans who occupied the Senlis garrison for 30 years.

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