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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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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 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I never thought I would enjoy a museum of military history and artefacts as much as I enjoyed this. The exhibits were beautifully restored and presented, and the museum itself logically laid out. The particular highlight was Napoleon’s tomb, which presented in a cathedral-like atmosphere,...More

Thank Antonius-Pax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb display of artefacts - well worth a visit Very well laid out although sineage got a little confusing

Thank maghouse1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a military museum so if you are into this topic, you will love this place. Plenty for kids to see. Napoleon's tomb truly impressive. We spent 3.5 hours here (had an 8 year old with us) and never got bored once. Could have...More

1  Thank SteveAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 10 years old thought this museum rocked. One very excited guy running from exhibit to tomb, to video, to cannon etc. An amazing history here. We purchased audio devices and after 15 mins the kids couldn’t be bothered and mine had changed language, so...More

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt plan to visit but went in. Pretty nice museum especially for army lovers. There is no special ticket just to see the tomb of Napoleon.

Thank Alon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an excellent museum and I can highly recommend one visits if in Paris. I didn't have enough time to fully appreciate or see all the exhibitions but what I did see was well worth the visit. It is very pretty as well and...More

Thank Wrensch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is fine, but if you're like me, there are only so many swords and suits of armor one can look at in a day. The real attraction is Napoleon's Tomb. To say it is awe-inspiring is understating the case. As everything in...More

Thank SKP41218
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing, Napoleons tomb and the dome were breathtaking, kids impressed and had to explain that the body was in the tomb to 7 year old. The musee with the medieval armor and weaponry was amazing and held the kids interest, we even made...More

Thank EdwardReagan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful building with lots of exhibits, we spent almost six hours, wandering through the rooms. The ticket includes three additional areas, Napoleon’s tomb, “A day in the Life of a Soldier”, and another exhibition. Wonderful displays of armaments. Gift shop was a little pricey, the...More

Thank Mlarsen880
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our quick trip to Paris this month we made a short stop to visit Napoleon's Tomb. That was the only thing we saw at the army museum, but it was completely worth it. The architecture is stunning, but what really made this stand out...More

Thank Bailey P
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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14 October 2017|
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Response from Romulo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's the same place Les Invalides, under the coupole lies Napoleon, on the side buildings you will find Le Musee de l'Armee
10 June 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
Lillian K
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.