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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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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
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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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Worth the visit: contains a massive gallery of armery and equipment, as well as, information about the history of the site as well as world wars and Charles de Gaulle. Make sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong, as war museums go, this is a good one but you might find that your significant other is bored after the 1st 10 minutes. If this does happen, make sure that you find the Napoleon room, then catch the tomb before you leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the visit: contains a massive gallery of armery and equipment, as well as, information about the history of the site as well as world wars and Charles de Gaulle. Make sure to plan it in your visits to Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an educational, as well as entertaining visit. Well worth it, we were able to see some very cool artifacts, amazing architecture, and especially the final resting place of Napoleon. In my opinion, a must see if in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't think I was a military museum kind of gal, but after seeing this one, my opinion has changed. Because it teaches so much of history, no one will be bored. The Holocaust exhibit is fascinating. It's also amusing to see how the French claim to have won WWI and WWII! Anyway, it will be worth your while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The military museum at Les Invalides (Napoleon's tomb is here) is a treat. You can get a better perspective of warfare throughout history when you see the various arms and weapons going back hundreds and hundreds of years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While there are interesting uniforms, history, etc. in this museum, I would not go out of my way to visit this museum. We came here right before going to Napoleon's tomb and the Eiffel Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My dad wanted to see military artifacts so we ended up at Les Invalides after visiting the Pantheon. I thought I'd just rest inside, but the lure of history was too great to resist. Walking around for 2 hours on dead-tired feet was not a small feat, but it was worth it. So many beautiful artifacts but also quite chilling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't too keen to go here but my husband really wanted to see it and all I can say it is was absolutely fantastic! Well worth the walk! Beautifully manicured front gardens lead into the main building which frames a large courtyard where they often have military exhibitions and bands. The museum itself was so interesting. Beautifully presented with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a military museum adjacent to the Napoleon's tomb. It is huge and it would not be possible to cover all exhibits in a day, especially not with a young child. There were no queues when we got there and so it was straight in. We particularly liked the exhibit in the old dining hall of 14 full sized... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed it and in hindsight should have gotten audio guides as there was very little English. Quite spread out so need walking shoes and in the exhibits it's very warm.

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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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