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Army Museum

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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Lots to see, but a lot of the same thing. Also too dark in there.

We had a nice time here and the tickets were fairly reasonably priced considering there is so much to see here. However, some of the collections are so large you can get bored... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a nice time here and the tickets were fairly reasonably priced considering there is so much to see here. However, some of the collections are so large you can get bored seeing the same thing over and over. Definitely take time to look at the 1st/2nd World War exhibitions although there is much less of this on display.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For those who love modern military history, this place is utter paradise. And they allow photos!! It is not just a blood and guts type of museum, nor is it something that purely caters to gun enthusiasts (though there are plenty of guns of various calibers around). There are numerous exhibits relating to the wars France was involved in, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Port Kennedy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Kilcock, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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