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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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Great museum for war historians!

Nice museum, not very busy, and Napoleon's Tomb is certainly impressive and worth seeing! This is a good place to get away from all the tourists, yet still see something relevant!

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Reviewed today NEW

This Place was Build under Napoleon 1st and was created in order to host all the wounded warriors that were hurt but still alive during the period of expansion of the French Empire 1802-1812 approx. Napoleon himself was buried there in 1842, 6 years before the very end of the last chapter of Monarchy in France. It was formerly an... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Nice museum, not very busy, and Napoleon's Tomb is certainly impressive and worth seeing! This is a good place to get away from all the tourists, yet still see something relevant!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Divided into armour and armaments, World War I and II and Napoleon's tomb there is much to experience if you want to take in all three areas. As an American, I was moved by the WWI and II exhibit and reminded of the great sacrifices of Europeans during these wars.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved the army museum and the tomb. It wasn't on our list of things to do, and I am so glad we experienced it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been to many of the popular tourist sites in Paris before, so we decided to expand our horizons. Les Invalides (Army Museum) was well worth the visit. We spent about three hours touring the various exhibit rooms, admiring the architecture of the building and grounds and enjoying a delicious lunch in the museum's café. The exhibits focus mainly... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are kind of disappointed with this museum simply because there is almost nothing in English but only in French. How come?! You want tourist to visit this place but without given translation ? Only few sections in the whole place had information in English. What a shame and the price is 12 euros. Museum has 4 floors with different... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for history buffs young and old! My sons, 21 and 18 really enjoyed this exhibit. So much history here!

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has some good exhibits which are interesting. But overall the museum has nothing special. Just your average museum.

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Maldon, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Allow a full day for this one, it's huge, with extensive and varied displays. If you're a military history buff, don't miss.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had a chapel attached to it where you could view Napolean's tomb and that was interesting. It also had archives for several wars from the past including Napolean's horse and one of his uniforms. A lot of great things to see and a great looking museum.

Thank Eric H

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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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