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Army Museum

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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hotel National des Invalides, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 44 42 43 87
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Description: Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this...
Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this comprehensive collection of military equipment.
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We came to see Bonnaparts tomb and were not disappointed. This is a modern day temple to France's greatest general that is as opulent as anything the Greeks and Romans put up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We came to see Bonnaparts tomb and were not disappointed. This is a modern day temple to France's greatest general that is as opulent as anything the Greeks and Romans put up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Constructed around 1677, this beautiful monument is dominated by the magnificent glowing golden dome (Dome des Invalides) which houses Napoleon's tomb, as well as the tombs of his son (King of Rome), and 2 brothers, Joseph and Jerome Bonaparte. The Army Museum is well worth visiting also!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

It takes you from the Austro-Hungarian conflict to 1945, in chronological order. The "stand out" for me was how small the uniforms were...

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Sheboygan, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited at the request of my 18 yr old nephew. We started in the "modern" section from Louis to Napolean, stopped by the Dome Church and Napolean Tomb, and finished with a quick run through the Two World Wars section. I feel like there was less English signage in the Two World Wars as compared to the modern section. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

A great way to see the French view of warfare. Really good displays especially for the wars of twentieth century. Well worth a visit. We wven got to see a strike in full flow. Thanks French unions!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There was a lot to see, including a huge collection of the Army weaponry, mortars, cannons, rifles, etc, but the best part was Napoleon's tomb. It was exquisite. Very well done and an easy tour to navigate on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you are interested in technology and history, this is a must in Paris. Since my french is very limited, next to nothing, I was happy to find important parts of the exhibitions in english. This is a very large museum and I didn't mind that one part was closed for renovation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Invalide Army Museum is a must see museum in France!! It displays all the weaponry used in history, from the invention of weapons and swords to the heavy machinery. It displays history illustrations of wars, battles, outfits and remarkable pictures. This museum takes time, so it's better to allocate some time for it. Don't forget to visit Napoleon's Tomb located... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have to confess that I have always likes Napoleon. I know that he is cast as one of History's Bad Boys, but he was also one of history's most brilliant military leaders / commanders. We focussed on this section of the museum proper. My main reason for coming here though was to see Napoleon's tomb. It lies in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I really didn't know what to expect from the outside of this beautiful building. But as soon as you enter you will be blown away by the architecture. Great attention to detail, even the natural lighting. Plus, this building is the housing for the remains of Napoleon, how awesome is that? Many other important military tombs are also represented here.... More 

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