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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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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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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I visited here as a treat for his birthday (during our stay in Paris). Whilst I can't say I share his enthusiasm for military history, I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was! We both had a fantastic day. Would highly...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was the first to enter the museum after queuing before opening hours and going through a security check. Napoleon's tomb was quite impressive to behold alone, but I have an interest in WWI and the WWI exhibit was the next one I headed to....More

Thank fleur_inoue
Reviewed 4 days ago

How could I go to Paris and not visit Les Invalides? It was very special to be at Napoleon's tomb. His final resting place is serene and beautiful, especially the dome inside and out. My 5 star rating is for the tomb; the Army Museum...More

Thank LovetheMemories
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Museum is located in an old military hospital and was beautiful. Lots of artifacts and information for the military history lover. You can also visit Napoleon's tomb which is in a magnificent building.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice museum if you are a military buff. Be sure to see this before seeing Napoleon as it closes be the Napoleon exhibit

Thank grandma73034
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An incredible place to visit. The museum was absolutely fascinating and the grounds themselves with Napoleon's grave made it an absolute must see.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think my husband enjoyed this museum more than I did but we were both disappointed with some of the displays, especially the WWII area.. if I ever did this again I would just go see napoleons tomb which was really interesting!

Thank ccohen45
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend was very excited to go here to see Napoleon's tomb which was very large. This museum was really interesting to visit. We saw tons of military uniforms, guns, swords and the like from so many eras. It was a very interesting place to...More

Thank asmith991976
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy the Musée de l'Armée, but I've been enough times that I prefer to return for the temporary expositions. This one did not disappoint. Extremely well-presented with lots of historical documentation and multimedia support, it expanded my understanding of this conflict greatly, which...More

Thank DBM58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really worthwhile place to visit. The tombs are impressive and the army museum takes you through and excellent discovery of both world wars. I was so pleasantly surprised and the overall place is impressive and beautiful. Good value for €12.

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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
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June 9, 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
Lillian K
May 21, 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.
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Mark C |
Eh? You can get a paper Napoleon hat at the entrance.