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Musee de l’Armee des Invalides

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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Skip the Line: Paris Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon
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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
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129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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"napoleon's tomb"
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"final resting place"
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"middle ages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum are very much the “in” things to see in Paris but visiting the Army museum in Invalides is quite an experience. It’s enormous with several museums packed in one place. It’s all army run, well organized &...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Musee des Armées is lodged in the historical Invalides building which used to be a hospital. The collections are quite extensive and are split in two sections separated by the interior courtyard of the Invalides. The section focusing on the XXTH century and the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent time in Napoleon's tomb and enjoyed the artistry. This one ticket provides access to one of the largest military museums in the Europe; a museum of WWi and WWII resistance; etc. What a great place to spend a summer afternoon!

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of items on display. Very well organized. Cool temperatures. Besides the museum of army there is also beautiful tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Worth spending 4hours to visit it all.

Thank Piotr B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Better than the palace of versailles. Much more interesting and more to see!! Low crowd since it is less popular but from the same Century.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Musee de l’Armee Tombeau De Napoleon 1st was our last museum stop of the day. With under an hour before it closed, we breezed through the displays of mounted troops, full size and miniature field artillery pieces, some with multiple fire options and other firearms....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered our tickets online at home and printed them, and brought them with us. A friendly French man on the street helped us find our way from La Tour Maubourg Metro station to Les Invalides Musée de l'Armée. Actually they were timed tickets and...More

Thank quietblue
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Musée de l'Armée tells the story of France from the military angle and those who make jokes about France's military prowess would do well to spend an hour or so in the wing of the museum dedicated to the WWII Resistance - quite inspirational...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Paris a number of times so this time we included the museum of the army in our itinerary. The exhibits in the museum are first rate, and there are a lot of them. It took cost us €12 each to get...More

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There items from WW1, WW2 and many other wars along with lots of memorabilia related to many other conflicts . One can easily spend hours in here. If you are tired there is a small but nice cafe with outdoor seating. And then there is...More

Thank asiahand1
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area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
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Samantha T
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I think so- carried mine with me
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Oompa03
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
I was just there last week. When we walked in we were asked for our tickets, which we gave them and they scanned them. Based on this, it did not seem to be free. Entry is only 12 euro for adults. The Army museum is neat... More
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Cosmicgill
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Romulo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's the same place Les Invalides, under the coupole lies Napoleon, on the side buildings you will find Le Musee de l'Armee
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