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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting museum covering a lot of history. A lot of the information is only in French so the multimedia guide comes in very handy.

Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of our favorite museums in France. They had a section on the reign of Louis (we had just been to Versailles the day before so this was particularly interesting), WWI and WWII as well as Napoleon's tomb. We ended up going to...More

Thank meegan28
Reviewed 2 days ago

the army museum is next to napoleons tomb (separate admission fees) and worth a walk through if you're interested in military history. You can do this and then move on to napoleons tomb which is worth a visit if you're interested in the emperor and...More

Thank B_Asalone
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the depth of the tour. An excellent historical piece on French history, wars fought, changes in weaponry over the ages. The last part was a visit to Napoleon's tomb, located at the back of the Museum. it was a highlight...More

Thank Billy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

They have so much stuff here but it all in French, and as most tourist are not french.... But worth the walk around if you have the museum pass. Toilets are few and far between. The lifts are for the disabled only.

Thank Ducknzzz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ir refelcts the history of France and shows weapons of different centuries. If you are not a military lover and have limited time, you can skio this place. For military lover, it is worth seeing. The open square is quite hot in the afternoon.

Thank Rtary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited midweek so not that busy. Very clean and well kept. The WW1 & 2 exhibitions are very good. Plenty of artefacts (guns, uniforms etc) plus almost every board had the English translation on also (perfect for me who doesn't speak French at all). If...More

Thank Benjamin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have much time to spend at the Army Museum, but definitely wanted to see Napoleons tomb. We spend about a half hour walking through the armory, which is always neat to look at. The intricate weaponry seemed to be endless - lots on...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attached to the Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides and the Army Museum is the Dome des Invalides, where Napoleon's remains lie in a nest of five caskets. This impressive monument can be viewed from above and below. Admission is included in the Museum Pass.

Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a history buff the Army Museum was absolutely wonderful. The WWII section was outstanding. Even my wife, not a history buff, enjoyed the museum.

Thank Michael S
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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
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10 June 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
Lillian K
21 May 2017|
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Response from TartanPimpernel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I feel that you will again have an early start to avoid the majority of the crowds.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Mark C |
Eh? You can get a paper Napoleon hat at the entrance.