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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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History at its best but the tomb is the reason for the high rating….

Interesting, informative and well worth a visit. However, you must include a visit to Napolean's Tomb - the archetecture and design make it a must see. The museum has an... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting, informative and well worth a visit. However, you must include a visit to Napolean's Tomb - the archetecture and design make it a must see. The museum has an expansive and historic offering of military life in France. A digital guide is available for 5 euros and a media guide is available for 6 euros so check the website.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you plan to stop by and see Napoleon's tour the Army Museum is actually pretty interesting. Well laid out, plenty of videos and a good audio tour as well. we enjoyed a quick trip through the museum as a break from the art museums.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband wanted to visit here and I found it very interesting also. Its got great collections and reasonably priced to enter. We also visited Napoleon's tomb which is very worth a look. Wish we had more time there as we went on our last day but worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

has been modernised since my last visit, now has very good interactive exhibits and the quality of the static displays is first rate, it is easily accessible from the metro or it is a 15 minute walk from the louvre....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is grand, and there are an impressive amount of artifacts and information to fill it. Everything from bombs to medals, uniforms to tombs. For a military aficionado this is an all-day discovery. For others, a few hours will do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. All the history of the war can be visited in this Museum. Go with time, because you will spend at least 3 hours to see the museum properly. The history of 1st WW, 2nd WW, and many other wars around the world are represented on this museum, Very nice visit... And you can also visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic museum, covering all ages of French military history. Also Napoleon's burial place. Truly breath taking building. For any history or military buff a must visit. very good restaurant for a museum as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is vast complex with a number of different sections and you could easily spend a day here. I particularly wanted to see Napoleon's tomb and it's in a truly spectacular setting under the Dome des Invalides. I spent the rest of my time in the contemporary section of the two world wars. Fascinating, and I will return another time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went today as we had seen good reviews on TripAdvisor. It is fantastic. We couldn't get over the suits of armour, guns, swords etc. It is so visual we loved it. The church was pretty cool too to see where napoleon is buried. €11 for entrance you could spend a good few hrs here. Lots of different exhibitions and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one of us is a keen student of WW1 & 2 but I would have no hesitation in recommending this attraction. Apart from the exceptional collection of uniforms and other memorabilia, the wars seen from a French perspective were very interesting. I thought I would be enduring this visit for the sake of my partner but thoroughly enjoyed it,... More 

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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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