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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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129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As well as holding Napoleon's Tomb, the Musee de l'Armee offers a fantastic, wide collection of amazing objects associated with wars and the military. As an Australian, for me war is associated with the last century, however this collection includes armour, swords, weapons etc from...More

Thank laurairving1999
Reviewed 2 days ago

The dome houses the tomb of Napoleon and it is so impressive, the rest of the museum is magnificent, loved the armour and horse display, so well, done. The outside gardens are beautiful set off by the 18 cannons outside that were captured in battle....More

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Les Invalides, easily accessible by Metro (Line 8 : Latour-Maubourg or Invalides), offers a comprehensive overview of military hardware from the Middle Ages through World War II, including items from other nations, such as Japan. Even if your not a war buff, the sheer beauty...More

Thank mvidro
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a couple of hours in here and the collection of armor was outstanding, as were the armaments. Of course the Tomb of Napoleon was well worth seeing. Overall, a good way to spend an afternoon.

Thank spartaBristol
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came to this museum while chaperoning a tour with high school students. We were doing a WWII tour so we figured a visit here would be the perfect addition and we were not disappointed! The museum is incredible. I was impressed with the sheer...More

Thank Brianna M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best medieval armor collection I've ever seen, perhaps best in the world. If for only this armor, this museum is well worth it. They have a WW1/WW2 section which is modest, certainly not as comprehensive as the British Imperial War Museum but still interesting (they...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have any interest in history or warfare, you will love this, but even if you don't, the architecture and art alone is worth a visit...but plan on a half day at least. A good way to plan isn to do this in the...More

Thank jonchaley
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you appreciate how the military made history, see this. The collections span many centuries and countries. The pristine armour is so ornate in its manufacture, obviously made by very skilled craftsmen.

Thank sc0ttrun
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I visited Les Invalides in early October. The high point is Napoleon's tomb, and not to be missed, is Napoleon's horse! The tomb is just awe inspiring. It was moved here in 1840 from St. Helena. Napoleon's body is encased in 6...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bright shiny tomb is clearly visible from different part of the city. it is the place where Napoleon is buried. It is now converted in to army museum.

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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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October 14, 2017|
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Response from Greg_Presley | Reviewed this property |
The ticket covers all museums inside the general Museum des Invalides. Napoleon's tomb is very quick to see. It is like 100 yards and one floor down from the Musée des deux guerres 1871-1945 (covering war of 1871 to 1945... More
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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Response from TartanPimpernel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I feel that you will again have an early start to avoid the majority of the crowds.