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Army Museum

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 42 43 87
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious of the Hôtel...

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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Free entrance from the rear by Nepoleon's Tomb

No entrance fee to enter into the courtyard. You can also enter from the back which is the front of Nepoleon's Tomb [South entrance]. After passing the security check point, walk... read more

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No entrance fee to enter into the courtyard. You can also enter from the back which is the front of Nepoleon's Tomb [South entrance]. After passing the security check point, walk around the building on the West side into the court yard with canons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Napoleon's Tomb seems to be the big draw; it is impressive,but a quick visit is all that's needed. Save your time for the rest of the museum, because if you're interested in modern European history you can spend hours just going through the WWI and WWII exhibits. Much information is available in English, which was appreciated. The gift shop also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got there around 1pm and it was not enough time, they close at 5pm. Very large collection of armor, weapons and uniforms through several historic periods. I was a bit disappointed in the WW1 and WW2 areas since it did not include information on the early war planes. I am considering going back to fully experience the CDG area and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic army museum, with several army artifacts, guns, etc... and also the Tomb of Napoleon. Schedule 4 hours to most of the rooms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are remotely interested in history you will LOVE. If you like medieval, napoleonic , WW 1 & 2 history you cannot miss it. Wonderful!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place for History buffs and everyone else. The vast amount of artifacts is amazing! Church and Napoleons tomb was neat to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Army museum is very interesting. They had so many things to see. It will take a few hours so bring comfortable shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (15 years old) wanted to see Napoleon's Tomb and wanted to get the audio tour. I wouldn't have wanted to do either, but I am so glad we did. The audio tour did an excellent job of telling the history and it was fascinating. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a good place to visit. It has the history of French Military which displays the different types of cannons. It could have beautiful sunrise views. Hope this review will help you plan your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous museum with so many collections especially for you WW II interested folks. Give yourself some time (especially the guys) to do this museum justice. The adjacent tomb of Napoleon is also not to be missed.

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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 politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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