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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

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The 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.
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Valid 1 day
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair accessible
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • 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
• On the 1st Monday of every month only the Dome Church (tomb of Napoleon I), Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides and Artillery Trail are open. On the 1st Monday in July, August and September, the whole museum is open
• The Charles de Gaulle monument is closed on Mondays
• 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
• Exhibition Picasso and the War from Friday 5 April 2019 to Sunday 28 July 2019 (https://www.musee-armee.fr/en/programme/exhibitions/detail/picasso-and-war.html)
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