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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
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Army Museum is part of the Complex they call Les Invalides - that accounts for thee museums, a Cathedral, the Dome, where stays the Tomb of Napoleon, and more. If you like war strategy and history of war, this is the place! Take their...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is really great and watching the videos showing in the museum is you feel like that you been there during the WW2. It's really a must see when u visit Paris. It is included also in the Paris Museum Pass

Thank sharon a
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon last winter at this museum. It has a marvellous collection of military artifacts and weapons which reflect the military history of France through the centuries. It was fairly quiet when we visited which allowed us plenty of time to stop and...More

Thank pdockers
Reviewed 5 days ago

At first i dont like it as idea to go in Army Museum,but i visited it.In Museum has everything about army,guns and Kings or generals,and of curse Napoleon.Finally it was good time and i learned much army history.

Thank Zach_Auda
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is an absolute MUST SEE. AMAZING collection of historical weaponry, armour, and paintings, through to the uniforms worn, the personal artefacts and regalia. Overwhelming in content, it is incredibly well set out and beautifully presented. The staff are extremely personable and helpful. Allow...More

Thank Tidak69
Reviewed 6 days ago

The French Army Museum is one of the most comprehensive of it's type I've ever visited. One could easily spend all day but that would be for the die-hard military fan. There is plenty of excellent displays and material here to appeal to the casual...More

Thank Arnold E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a History lover, and Napoleon fan. So you can see Napoleon's tomb here, but also his camp bed, coat and uniforms, it chronicals Frances history across the ages. totally well worth taking a day to view it all. For lunch there is a café...More

Thank thomassH2929UA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum along with the Napoleon sarcophagus are a great way to spend an afternoon. We learned a lot from the army museum and the mausoleum is beautiful. I would recommend for anyone who is interested in WW2, wants to see medieval weapons and see...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much of this was not open which was disappointing. They did however have an Angelina's Cafe which has the best hot chocolate ever! Napolean's tomb at the back of the building was very impressive.

Thank Hollyberry130
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a palace...well it used to be a palace, and it is remain as one, and not just because the architecture is omnipotent but because it is the last and peaceful definitely place for Napoleon, it is very very near to Eiffel Tower.

Thank Victor M M
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.