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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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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

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum was huge, not very crowed (compared to many other tourist attractions in Paris) and was excellent value for the €12 entrance fee. Add it to your list!

Thank Elaine683
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this Museum (it's actually multiple museums in one large complex) expecting to see Napoleon's Tomb. And basically saw a comprehensive military history of France. There was an armor/uniform/weaponry Museum that spanned centuries and had armor and weapons from various kings (including Louis...More

Thank noitecoruja
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place, that's filled with centuries of military artifacts. It has everything from marshal's batons to Napoleon's hat. If you're a military history buff you can easily spend the whole day here.

Thank NJ76
Reviewed 3 days ago

The WW1 and WW2 exhibitions are exceptional. The artifacts are amazing but what really makes this place is the chronological education of how the wars came about. A great place to learn and hopefully reinforce our commitment to never letting this happen again

Thank SteveA22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You could spend an entire day here if you wanted to. We spent roughly 2-3 hours just in the WW1/2 and armor exhibits. The chapel is worth stopping into. If you are into anything military this is a must visit. Unbelievable amount of weaponry.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cannons in the courtyard are very impressive, but it's the museum that holds the history. There is a full history of weapons, Napoleon's taxidermies horse and dog as well as his death mask.

Thank josianne p
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice museum, chapel is quite beautiful. At the far end of the complex is the large dome where Napoleon is buried, along with some other key military figures. Quite beautiful

Thank UpstateJan
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours while in Paris. The collection of military items is extensive. The kids really enjoyed seeing all the armour and weapons. I found the WWII exhibit very interesting. They do a great job providing...More

Thank aorton
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't miss the night projection on the walls of Invalides! It's absolutely magic with all the lights, colours and music! Explication of the history in 45 minutes. It will stop your breath from the beginning till the end! Join the visit of the cathedral just...More

Thank Jitka30
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was taken totally by surprise. I didn't know anything about this place but my group scheduled a visit and WOW it was amazing. We started by checking out the suits of armor and the armaments/weapons of the time, and continued our tour through World...More

Thank Juan D
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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9 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.