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Army Museum

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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)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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if you are Catholic and if you have read about St Vincent de Paul, go visit

The original convent when Vincent de Paul had Les sours des pauvres ( sisters of charity) take in orphans, destitute, homeless etc... There is chapel where services are held.A... read more

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The original convent when Vincent de Paul had Les sours des pauvres ( sisters of charity) take in orphans, destitute, homeless etc... There is chapel where services are held.A small souvenir shop where you can purchases ( for almost nothing) copies of the miraculous apparition of Mary. I am not a catholic ( I am an atheist ) , however... More 

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We went here after the Louvre. It deserves a full day! My sons were thrilled and it gives one a sense of history of weapons.

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Too much to see in one day, if you are a military fan then you need at least two days here lots and lots to see over many levels, a lot of walking be warned the display rooms are vast.

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This was my husband's choice, but I found it very interesting, largely because of the many video presentations. It was very hot inside on a hot day, but there were many places to sit to watch the videos. There were very few people in the museum so you can proceed at your own pace. One could spend hours if one... More 

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The museum was great. We didn't have a lot of time to visit but next time will give myself the whole day. The museum is excellent and of course Napoleon is entombed here. A must see for the history lover.

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When I want to immerse myself in history, I always pay a visit to the Army Museum. The place never fails to amaze me, and every visit triggers a heightened appreciation of the past centuries.

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This is a stunning /beautiful building with lots of history, napoleon's tomb is inside and just to speak with some of the locals about the history of this place is very interesting. only 5 minute walk from Eiffel tower in one direction and 5 minutes from champs-elysees in the other direction.

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We paid 11 euro per ticket to enter, and it was well, well worth the entry fee. There was no line up, and although you could see the place was busy, it's large enough that you aren't tripping over others to see the displays. First, Napoleon's tomb. It's mind blowing! There are other tombs in the Dome also, those associated... More 

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A was in the museum of the army in the morning, I was first in the chapel and then in the museum is the chapel where Napoleon is buried! The place is pretty big. Many religious ornaments. The museum is huge many floors weapons and world wars. I liked the part of the Second World War and also of Napoleon's... More 

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A friend took us here and not a place I would have chosen however I was very surprised. No queues. great for a young teenage boy. All the medieval amours and weapons are amazing and very interesting. I would definitely recommend this museum.

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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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