1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris

Guided Tour of Napoleon's Tomb and the Army Museum

Product ID: 111352
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Discover one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris at the heart of the city. Napoleon’s Tomb and the Army Museum with come to live with the help of your knowledgable guide.
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Duration 90 minutes
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  • Discover the Hotel des Invalides with a tour guide
  • Learn about the history and architecture of Les Invalides
  • Visit the Dome Church, which houses Napoleon’s tomb
Full description
This guided tour will help you discover one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris at the heart of the city, specially known as the location of Napoleon’s Tomb. The Hotel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to accommodate the veterans and wounded soldiers. Today it hosts one of the largest collections of weapons and armory in the world dating from ancient times to the present day.

Led by a guide, you will discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place for France. You will see, for example, one of the most beautiful pieces of the 16th century collection: the armor of François I, weighing more than 30 kilos! Your guide will also show you the famous painting of Napoleon by French painter Ingres, which shows the Emperor Napoleon 1st in coronation costume on the imperial throne.

Then you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, which was originally the soldiers’ church and is connected directly to the Dome of Invalides. There, under the Dome, you will be able to contemplate the impressive Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte and the guide will tell you all about the legends surrounding the death of the Emperor in 1821 in Sainte-Hélène.
  • Admission to Les Invalides and the Army Museum
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Free visit of the Army Museum after the guided visit
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers
  • Tips

When you get there

Meeting point

Entrance south side of the museum, on the right of the Dome Church (access Place Vauban)

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Know before you go
If instructed by the Army Museum or Les Invalides, the tour itinerary could be modified for security or technical reasons. In these circumstances refunds are not available.
Religious ceremonies can be organized at the Cathedral of Saint-Louis, that’s why Cultival cannot guarantee systematic access to this church.