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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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"Awesome" said my teenager!

This was going to be a quick stop. But instead we spent at least a hour. My 15 year loved seeing all the armor. He took lots and lots of photos to show his friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was going to be a quick stop. But instead we spent at least a hour. My 15 year loved seeing all the armor. He took lots and lots of photos to show his friends.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in the military history of France then this Museum is definitely for you. It is arranged chronologically and there are plenty of varied artefacts to enjoy from France and elsewhere. I spent nearly 5 hours here and and it was certainly a great way to pass an afternoon. Napoleon's Tomb is especially impressive. If you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a military buff, into engineering, fine tool making, or even classic churches, there is something for you here. The overall collection of armor and weaponry is amazing. From Samurai through knights through all the wars of the mid 20th century there are pieces on display. Cannons of all types, swords used from the middle ages on, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

As far as war museums go, it's very comprehensive and history buffs will enjoy it. It's large and can be a bit confusing at times, but worth a visit if you have some extra time in Paris. Napoleon's tomb, while large and impressive, didn't blow me away. Visit the great art museums first, and leave this until the end if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Yes, you can appreciate the Army Museum at Les Invalides in Paris, but let's face it, we, like many of the tourist hordes, come here merely for the sake of viewing the magnificent marble of Napoleon's tomb with the knowledge that the great Emperor is forever resting here. In our modest experience this is like visiting Mt. Rushmore, its a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I think that in death, Napoleon is over compensating for something. Really, his tomb is awesome. If you don't have a tour guide be sure to read up on the history of him being interred there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is great museum for whoever has interest in history. there is plenty of weapons, uniforms, armours, swords, and all the rest: ideal for children and adults alike. The tomb of Napoleon (as well as Foch and other famous people of France) is a very nice added bonus. It's not on of the most known museums of Paris so it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a great museum. So many things to see, and so much history. We didn`t have much time here, but I want to come back if I can

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just near the Varenne station, the army museum consists of 3 main buildings the main chapel, military chapel and museum building. In the dome chapel you can find the tomb of Napoleon as well as some other important French leaders. In the main museum there is usually an exhibition but the ticket for exhibitions are not included in museum entrance(also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This museum consists of Napoleon's Tomb inside the dome church (Invalides) as well as many other wings of the army museum. We thought the tomb was a must-see. It is reasonably quick to see the tomb, both from above and at ground level, as well as a few of the displays in the area. It was interesting to see the... More 

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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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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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