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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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"napoleon's tomb"
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"military history"
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"les invalides"
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"final resting place"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A world-class military Museum and a fascinating insight into French military history, especially pre-20th century - the array of exhibits is impressive by any measure. The Museum staff were friendly and helpful and the layout of the Museum easy to navigate, especially with the guide...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Musée de l'Armée Invalides is a key place to visit when in Paris and is certainly worth the entry fee (I used the Paris Pass so individual entry fees to museums and galleries were not required). The Museum is within a large complex which...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit but noting the military history of France lacks the depth that I expected form a mainstream museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed just wandering round here. There are a few parts that are free, including the chapel. The children enjoyed seeing all the rabbits hopping on the lawn.

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there thru hop on and off bus . Its really worth visiting the army museum lots of interesting display and history.

Thank rosievil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a keen interest in the Second World War, this museum not only had a great exhibit dedicated to this, but also the First World War as well as older war history from around the world. Buried here is Napoleon in a very impressive...More

Thank Talzie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must for French history fans. Yes Napoleon’s tomb is here, but there is an entire huge museum of the French military. Fun couple hours and a nice cafe too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the Order of the Order of the Liberation is not an obvious starting point for American visitors, but I happened to spot a familiar name among the list of Companions of the Liberation, François Jacob. Yes, it was the famous founder of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum on a Sunday, on the first Sunday of the month the entry is free at several museums in Paris and we went to the Army Museum thinking the the entry will be free but unfortunately this was not the case. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not interested in the army of France, this is definitely worth a visit for its beautiful building, including its two cathedrals. Some of the exhibits are also interesting, like the museum of city models, or Napoleon's stuffed horse.

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
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Oompa03
February 7, 2018|
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Response from BlairD21 | Reviewed this property |
Napoleon & Marshall Petain's tombs ( same building ) are free access - but the rest of the museum needs a ticket - but well worth it to take the extra couple of hours , then walk out of the "back" and down the Seine to... More
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Cosmicgill
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Romulo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's the same place Les Invalides, under the coupole lies Napoleon, on the side buildings you will find Le Musee de l'Armee
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utak20
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
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