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2-Hour Paris Private Tour: Napoleon Bonaparte and Les Invalides
Ranked #29 of 1,107 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Amazing ”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We took our kids to paris and put this on our list for must see. Was bery happy we did the kids enjoyed it. We reccomend getting the museum pass for the length of your stay and getting Rick Steves book to figure out what you want to see before you go. Its bery big and you wont see everything. We loved the knights and weapons and World War I and world War II one of the favorites for sure.

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“Great for quick or long visit”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We only had a few hours till our plane was departing, so we wanted to see one last thing without doing a long museum tour. You can control your time through the fact that you can either walk through the whole hospital which is now museum, or go straight to the tomb. The tomb is truly a great sight in a great building. The building amplifies the tomb so well.

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“Big Tomb for a Little Man”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Napoleon's tomb is absolutely worth making a stop at for a quick visit, 15-25 minutes in and out. It really is a site to be seen. Situated in the beautiful dome at the Invalides, the architecture of the building is spectacular. It is really more of a monument with a tomb in it, with the tomb itself being secondary to the building that houses it. Napoleon rests in a beautiful tomb situated at the center of the building, surrounded by statues and the names of his famous victories. If you are near the Invalides, or at the army museum, stop in for a quick visit, it is absolutely worth it.

Visited March 2013
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“Great area and museum”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great area and a wonderful museum - especially the 1st and 2nd world war accounts. Napoleon's Tomb is here and it is a MUST (see my separate review)

Visited March 2013
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“Very interesting!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Napoleons Tomb is certainly worth the added charge and the museum itself is impressive! Lots of interesting military paraphernalia on display and you don't even have to be interested in it to have fun! Lots to do! Worth a visit!

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