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Army Museum

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 42 43 87
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious of the Hôtel...

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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Loved the antique weapons

We spent about 3-4 hours going through the antique weapons collections. There are numerous suits of armor, swords, spears, daggers, halberds, cannons, mortars, pistols, and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent about 3-4 hours going through the antique weapons collections. There are numerous suits of armor, swords, spears, daggers, halberds, cannons, mortars, pistols, and rifles. If you like ancient weapons, this is a great collection. Many pieces exhibit outstanding workmanship. We also visited the church, which houses Napolean's tomb. This, too, is well worth seeing. As a bonus, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many of the previous reviewers, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Army Museum. Of all the attractions we visited, this one surprised [pleasantly] me the most. We gave ourselves 3 hours to visit, and that simply isn't enough time to see all that we wanted to see. Napoleon's tomb, and the chapel in which it is placed, is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have the slightest interest in history, this is the place to go! An amazing collection of all things possible from hundreds of years af military history. Mind-blowing! And the buildings are so impressive too! Dôme des Invalides, with the tomb of Napoleon, is also worth the visit. We were told to avoid school days, as there may be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to see about French history going back hundreds of years. Tells a great story through the actual items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place has really a beautiful view. The entrance itself is so charming that you will spend some time there itself having lot of pics. Inside, the museum is combination of some three museums, but to our effort we were able to cover two as they are so vast and enchanting that if you become precise to see it, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum shows the history of french army for last 500 years. Knights, cannons , a lot of interactive thing, that hepls you to understand better the history. Who love such things it a really interesting place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the biggest surprises we encountered in Paris! We really didn't know what to expect. This museum is so full of amazement. From the VAST collection of suits of armor to the exquisite cannons...we have never seen anything quite like this. The weapons collection is dazzling. It's hard to describe this place but you really get more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum dedicated to military history. Children will love it. So will you, if you're a History lover.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually really liked this museum, especially Napeleon's Tomb. This museum is a bit outdoors, so be prepared for the elements, but it was an educational experience and pretty fun to see how the military uniforms/guns have changed over the years. The macaroons in the café also were pretty good for a mid day snack.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the museum, it was jam packed with great exhibits and the world war collections were some of the nest I've ever seen. And of course seeing the resting place of Emperor Napoleon was just great. We spent 4 hours in the museum and could have easily have spent a whole day there, one of the few sites in Paris... More 

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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 politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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