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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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Reviewed 2 days ago

A treasure trove of weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms and emblems. This military museum is located at 7th arrondissement, Paris. We were very fascinated with the vastness of the collections that are there, ranging from Middle Ages up to WWII. I like the armour collection the...More

Thank Jannie1976
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Army Museum does an excellent job of presenting the complete story of WWi and WWII and the factors that led up to them. Artifacts are presented in well-done displays, and most signage is also in English. As an American, I found great value in...More

Thank BriPhilly
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love the military, this is a must see. HUGE place, make sure that you set aside 3-4 hours. Highly recommend getting the English tour audio guide for 6 euros. It was neat to see the final resting place of Napoleon, the history of...More

Thank CPhillips-Clan
Reviewed 5 days ago

After the free open Sunday hoards at Napoleon's Tomb under the Invalides dome it was a pleasure to take quiet refuge in the Bas Reliefs exhibit on the fourth floor. Huge maquettes of important French battle and defense sites from the 17th century to 1870....More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Les Invalides and Army Museum in September 2017. It is a fantastic place for those who love history. The courtyard is very nice as well as outside the museum. The Army Museum has the history of all of France's recent wars especially World...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having visited many military museums, all over the world, this rates as amongst the best. The exhibits are extremely well presented, and numerous. If you intend to do this museum justice, it will require a full day. We spent 4 hours, and only covered half...More

Thank joseph m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only gave this 3 stars because of the horrible miscommunication on their part of their hours. If that had not happened it would definitely have been 4. Most of the sights in Paris close around the same time so when we saw that this...More

Thank skiergirl92
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located in the old Invalides Miliary hospital built by Napolean. The museum consists of exhibits on multiple floors and there is an elevator. Not all of the displays have English translations, but you can get the idea of what is going on,...More

Thank gd1147
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Musee de l'Armee is the French Army Museum which was built on the Champs de Mars or the Fields of Mars, the god of War. It was founded by Napoleon as a gigantic parade ground on which to boast to the rest of the...More

Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a brief time there as they were locking up. Very historic as well as an important part of Frances history. Not on the river, have to walk back into the city to see it.

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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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Cosmicgill
14 October 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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utak20
10 June 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
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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.
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