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Army Museum

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Address: 129 rue de Grenelle | Hotel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 44 42 43 87
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this...

Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this comprehensive collection of military equipment.

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Massive and extensive - but be careful of "extended hours"

There are many aspects of this museum, which are likely to satisfy history buffs, or educate those who don't know much about Paris and it's conflicts for the last few centuries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many aspects of this museum, which are likely to satisfy history buffs, or educate those who don't know much about Paris and it's conflicts for the last few centuries. As other reviewers have flagged, the WWI and WWII exhibits are particularly interesting, though I also really enjoyed the Liberation exhibit, highlighting France's role in WWII after occupation. Napoleon's... More 

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Arlington, Mass
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is fantastic , we could have spent 2 days here . We had no idea it was so HUGE !!!! So wear your walking shoes . The Armor display goes on forever it is really fantastic and we saw a lot of school groups touring . The exhibits are really amazing and include every type of military item... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many exhibits to enjoy, from the middle ages to the 21st century. I spent many hours here. I especially enjoyed seeing Napoleon's tomb, the World War I exhibits, and the special exhibit on Napoleon in Saint Helena.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A huge collections of arms and military staff from a lot of countries and ages. An amazing exhibition with great exhibits, and at the end you will get to see Napoleon tomb, another impressive "exhibit". I would recommend to everyone and be prepared to spend half day here.

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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Missed museum by 8 minutes or so which was disappointing. I STILL give this 5/5. The building is magnificent. Even if you aren't into history, this architectural masterpiece is worth a visit. Humorous security at the front lightens the mood and of course keeps you safe. I would go again just to look at the architecture let alone the museum... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum (also known as The Invalides) primarily to see Napoleons tomb but were delighted by all of the displays of military paraphernalia from medieval times to WW2. Everything is so well displayed and laid out. Even if you are not "into" war history, this museum is definitely worth a visit, there is something for everyone even for... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museums exhibits range from 16th century suits of armour through to a life size model of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Do not under estimate the size of this museum, it is MASSIVE! If you have a particular interest in any one part of this vast collection then do your research find out where in the building it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very different from most museums. Lots of middle ages weapons and suits of armor. We made a mistake and did not get the headset tours so I think we missed some things. Napoleon's tomb is part of the museum which was interesting. Reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there many times. For me, one of best museums ever in terms of collection, support, venue. Not only French army musuem, but very complete selection of armory across ages and nations. Pleasure for your eyes and brain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I told my daughter we'd drop by Les Invalides to see Napoleon's tomb and that there was nothing else to see. I was so wrong. This place has armor, cannons, rifles, bows, plus exhibits that appeal to anyone with mild curiosity. Go!

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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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