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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent an hour touring this museum, could have stayed longer but it was closing time. A showcase of military history and a monument to Napoleon and his family. You will see his tomb and a statue.

Thank GeorgiaTravelGal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was fascinating to read about the conflicts between France and the UK from a French perspective. The museum covered all aspects of France's military history including a lot of information on the revolution. Would recommend getting the audio guide for this museum.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I followed the Rick Steves' tour and it was quite helpful. Napoleon's Tomb and the crypt are neat. I was glad I had the guidebook, as otherwise I wouldn't have really appreciated the context. Military history was ok- if you're a military history buff you'll...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 days ago

For history bums for sure, but you can still pick which army/war history you are into. We skipped WWI and WWII and focused on medieval and post-renaissance armor. Plus, of course, you can't leave without bowing to the small man under 7 layers of coffins,...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed 6 days ago

A museum in my opinion. Magnificent pieces of our history to see or to see again, from Napoleon to today, rich in object, vintage clothing...

Thank Edmond E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great museum. Worth visiting. A lot of things to see. Also take time to see nearby Napoleon's tomb. Enjoy!

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has lots of areas and we visited first the area of Napoleons tomb. Truly a different setting and pays homage to one of the greatest military minds of history. The other areas covering French military endeavours from 1870 onwards were respectful and well...More

Thank Bucketlist698
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visiting the Army Museum. We didn't have any queues to get in, and there are lots of exhibitions to view, more than we realised (the entry tickets cover many different exhibitions within the Museum). Focusing on French history, the world wars and...More

Thank Cass_and_Craig
Reviewed 1 week ago

We definitely enjoyed our visit to Invalides and the Army Museum, and for someone fascinated by French military history it would be a five star. Much more than you can see in one visit unless you stay a very long time. We toured the sections...More

Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a walk thhrough france all wars with Germany. Very instressting. The museum is quite big take Your time. As everyone else we finished our visit with a visit at tomb of Napoleon!

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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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The website says that it is open till 9pm on Tuesdays during the summer. Is the entire museum open or just certain areas?
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
Lillian K
How crowded will it be July 27-30?
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.
Do they provide free uniform costume testing? Can I try out uniforms from different era? particularly of the Napoleonic era, the dragoons, cuirassier, hussars. If there's, at which area should i go?
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Mark C |
Eh? You can get a paper Napoleon hat at the entrance.