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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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Invalides Army Museum Tour including Napoleon's tomb
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Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious of the Hôtel national des Invalides, the museum is to one of the largest military history and art collections in the world, offering a unique overview of the history France. It is one of the 5 most visited museums in France, with over 1.4 million visitors in 2015. A remarkable site full of history, the Hôtel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers. It now forms the unique, prestigious setting the Musée de l'Armée. The museum's collections contain over 500.000 pieces, covering a period from the Middle Ages up to the present day and following a newly designed educational route: the armour and weapons of the Kings of France, swords, cannons, uniforms, paintings, photographs, the personal effects of important figures such as Françis I, Louis and Charles de Gaulle, plus the Dome church, which since 1861 has been home to the monumental tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, its golden dome reaching into the skies of Paris at over 110 metres high.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum houses many artifacts of the French army, including the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. I really enjoyed walking through and learning about another country's army. This place is massively huge, just massive. For history and military buffs, this attraction is a must see. At...More

Thank David W
Reviewed yesterday

That's all you need to know, really. Also on exhibit are army uniforms, court clothes, and weapons. Definitely a must visit for army history buffs.

Thank Alittlebitofthat
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Army Museum is situated in the Invalides complex that dates back to Louis XIV - who saw a need to take care of old and disabled veterans from his many wars. As the decades rolled past, the Sun King kept adding to it, a...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite many visits to Paris I kept missing this one. Finally made it and it was worth it. Several sub-museums within the complex. Most notable is Dome Church converted to pay homage to France's military victories. The dome and napoleon's tomb (as well as many...More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Museum is very big lots of history and also napoleon's tomb. I spent most of the time looking at middle ages armor. Could spend the whole day there.

Thank Gerard H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this Museum. We were not planning on going here but we had about an hour left in our day and we were right next to it. So we thought we should use that time wisely. This would be a great...More

Thank BaileyLeclerc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent an hour touring this museum, could have stayed longer but it was closing time. A showcase of military history and a monument to Napoleon and his family. You will see his tomb and a statue.

Thank GeorgiaTravelGal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was fascinating to read about the conflicts between France and the UK from a French perspective. The museum covered all aspects of France's military history including a lot of information on the revolution. Would recommend getting the audio guide for this museum.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I followed the Rick Steves' tour and it was quite helpful. Napoleon's Tomb and the crypt are neat. I was glad I had the guidebook, as otherwise I wouldn't have really appreciated the context. Military history was ok- if you're a military history buff you'll...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 5 days ago

For history bums for sure, but you can still pick which army/war history you are into. We skipped WWI and WWII and focused on medieval and post-renaissance armor. Plus, of course, you can't leave without bowing to the small man under 7 layers of coffins,...More

Thank alina_wood
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area
of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and
Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military
precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The
area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants
and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and
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The website says that it is open till 9pm on Tuesdays during the summer. Is the entire museum open or just certain areas?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
Lillian K
How crowded will it be July 27-30?
21 May 2017|
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Response from TartanPimpernel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I feel that you will again have an early start to avoid the majority of the crowds.
Do they provide free uniform costume testing? Can I try out uniforms from different era? particularly of the Napoleonic era, the dragoons, cuirassier, hussars. If there's, at which area should i go?
16 April 2017|
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Response from Mark C |
Eh? You can get a paper Napoleon hat at the entrance.