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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Army Museum, Paris

Les Invalides: Napoleon's Tomb & Army Museum Priority Entry

Product ID: 70627
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The Army Museum — Hôtel National des Invalides — is home to one of the world's largest military history and art collections and provides a unique overview of the history of France. Explore its permanent collections, the Dome Church and Napoleon's Tomb.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the most prestigious monuments in Paris right in the heart of the city
  • Visit the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte in the Dome Church
  • See the arms and armor collection, one of the largest in the world
Full description
The Hôtel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers. It now serves as the prestigious setting for the Musée de l’Armée. This is one of the top 5 visited museums in France, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors in 2015.

In the museum's collections are more than 500,000 pieces, covering the period from the Middle Ages up to the present day. As you follow a newly designed educational route, you'll find armor and weapons of the kings of France, swords, cannons, uniforms, paintings, photographs and the personal effects of important figures such as Francis I, Louis XIV and Charles de Gaulle.

Your visit also takes you to the Dome Church, which since 1861 has been home to the monumental tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. The golden dome is over 110 meters high.
Includes
  • Permanent collections
  • Dome Church (Napoleon's tomb)
  • Museum of Plans-Reliefs
  • Museum of l'Ordre de la Libération
  • Temporary exhibitions
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour
  • Multimedia guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Musée de l'Armée, Hôtel des Invalides. Avoid the long queue and go to the line for visitors with tickets to enter the museum.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Army Museum welcomes you every day of the year, except for January 1, May 1, and December 25 when it is closed
• From April 1 to October 31: 10 AM-6 PM
• From April to September, late evening on Tuesday until 9 PM
• In July and August, until 7 PM, opening of the Dome church, tomb of Napoleon I
• From November 1 to March 31: 10 AM-5 PM
• Christmas and winter school holidays, from 10 AM-5:30 PM.
• Please note that museum admission is free for those under 18 years of age and for EU citizens under 26 years
• Be aware that the tills will close 30 minutes before the museum closes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1135 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A lot of walking! I would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved. Went through security no hassle, was advised by a lovely security guard that we see napoleon's tomb first then the army museum. The tombs of Napoleon and the French army generals was something to behold. But the army museum has to be the best, different floors holding different, rich history. You can take your time going around. Took us 3 hours to see it all.

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February 10, 2020

This museum is huge! but so informative i wasn't aware of his many conflicts the French were involved in, so informative. We did have an issue at Napoleon Tomb where our phone ticket wouldn't scan, we then got accused of bring a fake ticket & it being a photo when it was on the app was this wasn't the case. We got sent to the ticket desk who just told us its nothing to do with them & wasn't bothered. After going back & forth the ticket desk decided to just give us a ticket to go in but i think it was cause they close at 5pm this was 4:30. So be prepared with Printed tickets just encase as we were nearly not allowed in But this is definitely worth a visit.

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January 17, 2020

I did not find the World War exhibits to be as extensive as I had hoped. However, it was still quite interesting. I particularly enjoyed Napoleon’s tomb.

February 28, 2020

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