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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 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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Napoleons tomb is in this building but there is a lot more to see as well. Spent happy afternoon looking at the collection of armour, detail & workmanship is impressive.

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Julie L
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Napoleons tomb is in this building but there is a lot more to see as well. Spent happy afternoon looking at the collection of armour, detail & workmanship is impressive.

Thank Julie L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of great stuff to see here. The rooms filled with equipment throughout the decades was very impressive. Napoleon's tomb is a must see! There's also a restaurant were you can get lunch and something to drink. Again I would suggest to buy tickets ahead of time to avoid a line.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The number of suits of armor, guns, swords, ammo is staggering! This was my second visit and it continues to amaze. I had 2 teenage sons on this trip and they said it was their favorite thing in Paris!favorite

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Liberty Lake, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The military cathedral was interesting with Napoleon's tomb. We have never seen anything like it. Didn't have much time to visit the rest of the museum and would have liked to.

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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lots of rooms to see. Napoleon's tomb and lots of stuff from the 2nd war. Nice cafe and the atmosphere is great

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to see how Napoleon came to conquer so much, this museum showcases what must have been his entire arsenal of equipment displayed in true Napoleonic grandeur. A fascinating display, but only if your tastes run to military displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had always favoured other attractions in previous visits to Paris, but this time we had the opportunity to visit this amazing construction and the extensive collection. It is impressive and tells a lot about both wars and the history of civilization itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were amused by how much history was shown in this museum. Construction was ongoing, but still we managed to see almost 80% of the museum. The only trouble was there was no food nearby and we had to skip our lunch when we visited this museum.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went their on our last day since it was not as much as amazing as other places but for my son it was really fun! Aug 2014

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the best military museum I've ever been to. I was genuinely surprised as I initially expected it to be mediocre. Spent a good 5 hours there, and I was completely enthralled by everything there. So so so good.

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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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