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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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 3 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are interested in France's involvement in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, medival armor, Charles de Gauille and Vichy France, you will love this museum. Your ticket also includes entrance into the Dome des Invalides where Napoleon is entombed. Thought we'd just spend...More

Thank Jodie H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one part of the museum. It is just great as there are some superb paintings, uniforms, guns, cannons, objects such as propaganda displays used in WW2. You can either do a quick visit of 40 minutes thus skipping some parts or you can...More

Thank Greg_Presley
Reviewed 6 days ago

The medieval arms and armor and the firearms collections here are outstanding but even more enjoyable are the collections of tin, lead, and cardstock soldiers and the scale model artillery pieces. These were very unique displays that you do not see at other military museums....More

Thank jbg74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Napoleon should be visited. A huge tomb, but don't forget to look at Marshal Foch which is better. We visited this sight for World War 2 information. The legion donneur exhibition was very interesting but would have been nice to have more in English. We...More

Thank Jean N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tomb area is amazing, way over the top and the military museums is one of the best. interesting even if not big on military history.

Thank riceland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be on your list if you have seen most of the other museums. Interesting, but not at the top of my list.

Thank sharonsG5145SX
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Musee D'Armee is an interesting tour , but the actual Tombs of Napoleon, his Son & Marshall Fuchs are outstanding

Thank BlairD21
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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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.