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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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WOW!!! An amazing place! What a surprise. Go, go go there!

This was one of the biggest surprises we encountered in Paris! We really didn't know what to expect. This museum is so full of amazement. From the VAST collection of suits of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the biggest surprises we encountered in Paris! We really didn't know what to expect. This museum is so full of amazement. From the VAST collection of suits of armor to the exquisite cannons...we have never seen anything quite like this. The weapons collection is dazzling. It's hard to describe this place but you really get more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A museum dedicated to military history. Children will love it. So will you, if you're a History lover.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I actually really liked this museum, especially Napeleon's Tomb. This museum is a bit outdoors, so be prepared for the elements, but it was an educational experience and pretty fun to see how the military uniforms/guns have changed over the years. The macaroons in the café also were pretty good for a mid day snack.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the museum, it was jam packed with great exhibits and the world war collections were some of the nest I've ever seen. And of course seeing the resting place of Emperor Napoleon was just great. We spent 4 hours in the museum and could have easily have spent a whole day there, one of the few sites in Paris... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we visited this museum was about 10 years ago. It was dark, dingy and dirty. The sign posting was poor. It has improved immensely. Napoleon's Tomb is impressive. The Military Museum is chock full of armor and guns. It is fun to watch little boys eyes light up when they see it. There were two special exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum of military history. Awesome collection from hundreds of years. If you appreciate military history, a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend hours walking around this extraordinary museum. In one visit you can live centuries of French history, battles, uniform, weapons, etc. I's not about war, it's about France.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here and could have been longer if we didn't have another venue booked. Brilliant value for money. Would go back again as there is so much to see. A great historical venture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here just for Napoleon's tomb. But I thought there will be something to read about the history of Napoleon. And at first I thought the tomb was Napoleon II because there was a statue of him beside the tomb, but figuring after the tomb is Napoleon, not his son's. Then there's another side of the museum showing a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Paris a couple of times, and in this last visit we thought on going to the Les Invalides. I liked it, but if this is not a subject of interest to you, I would recommend on visiting only the Napoleon sarcophagus.

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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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