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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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I totally agree with everyone that it's not so well known and indeed when we visited the crowds were relatively small compared to other museums and attractions.im so glad we came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I totally agree with everyone that it's not so well known and indeed when we visited the crowds were relatively small compared to other museums and attractions.im so glad we came across it as it is truly an amazing site and one of my favourite places we went in Paris.napoleons tomb is breathtaking in its splendour and the other tombs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have visited here twice in the last few years, this is our kind of museum, interesting and well laid out. Napoleons tomb is very elaborate and the chapel and dome are stunning. This place is not well known compared to the endless art museums, but should be on a bucket list. A good few hours of wandering in beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was not on our list of things to do but we had some spare time and gave it a look. What a fantastic place to visit. Napoleons tomb is very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This beautiful building is not to be missed. The collection of France's military outfits and it's history was facinating. Napolians horse is displayed as well as the tomb of France's most notable - Napolian Bonaparte.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Army museum is generally not well known by tourists. First, on maps or places of interest, it will be called Les Invalides. This is how you will see it on signs in Paris as well. Second, I think an Army museum may not be a real attraction for most. However, it should not be missed. Of course there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I LOVED this museum! Every part of it! My favorite museum to date! First of all, I loved the audio-tour (which consists of a iPod) which was pretty cool. Second, it was very detailed with different items having different codes, and each code leads to a specific explanation about that item. The historic objects, events and facts spanning over a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Worth going to visit the tomb of Napoleon. Do not forget to read the quotations on the wall- very smart and actual.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. It is great for both kids and adults. IT IS ENORMOUS! (I think it was an army barracks originally) . I didn't even know that Napolean'sTomb was there (which is really interesting) so that was a nice surprise! I am not even an arms and armour buff but the exhibits which range from the medieval... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum, especially the Dome and Napoleon's tomb. It is beautiful there and we were surprised at the opulence of the Dome. It is clear that Napoleon lived well and made sure his eternal rest would also be comfortable. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Me and my boyfriend visited here in March last year and I have to say it was very interesting. It is very big and there is loads to see so I would recommend you leave at least a couple of hours to explore so you make sure you see everything. We would most defiantly go back again

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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.