This year the Police Judiciaire of Paris, a special regional police service responsible for criminal investigations, celebrates its 100th anniversary. For this occasion, the Champ de Mars, a park in front of the Eiffel Tower, is transforming into an exhibition space worth of such an important undertaking. From November 9 until December 8, 2013 visitors to Paris can learn about the history and the mission of this important law enforcement branch, thanks to the 100th Anniversary exhibition of the Paris Judiciary Police.
Over more the 2,000 square meters of space, visitors can explore the world of the National Police in charge of criminal investigations. From the various occupations one can have within this department to the most famous cases solved by the Police Judiciaire, both adults and children can see the real people and facts behind the now-mythical idea of crime investigators.
Traveling through time, visitors can meet famous figures who left an impact on crime solving in France. Moreover, the daily life of crime investigators in Paris is revealed in an educational way that everyone can enjoy. Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can take part in this exciting exhibit, which also presents investigations in a fun and interactive way, letting visitors do their own explorations of both real and fictional cases.
For fans of television shows like ‘CSI,’ a mockup of a crime scene has been created enabling visitors, especially younger ones, to look for, analyze and put together clues in order to discover the guilty party. In this way, the exhibit also reveals in the role of crime investigation in the entertainment industry. Famous French films involving the Police Judiciaire are therefore also showcased on the Champs de Mars for all to see. Visitors can therefore understand this special law enforcement branch within its practical, historical and cultural context in France.