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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 38 77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will visit this along with Dome de Invalides where Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb is located. We only had time to visit the old armor and Napoleon era displays. The displays were the best we have seen in our European visits so far. I wish we...More

Thank wturner1328
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Paris try to understand Napoleon and know what he means to Paris and the history of France. Well, this is monument, first, le Musee de la Guerre, where history of armies come alive, their uniforms, horses and cuirasses are classified and...More

Thank Romulo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a keen visitor of army museums I would rate this place very highly. In fact it has better facilities than the Imperial War Museum in London. Better cafe/restaurant, toilets, ambience, views of the city. And of course Napoleon's tomb situated under the impressive and...More

Thank tripb0y2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was easy to get to with the tour buses. My son really enjoyed the vast collection of armor and guns. We went mid-week (in the afternoon) and it was not crowded which is a huge plus. I would recommend this for anyone interested...More

Thank jennandkam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like military stuff - then you must visit this place. Very close to Rodin Museum. This is Bonapart's resting place.

Thank Amethyst C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had time after visiting Napoleon's Tomb so went over to this museum and are glad we did. Very well organized - only wished more of the descriptions were in languages other than just French. takes about 2 hours to get thru at a leisurely...More

Thank catdancin55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

be prepared to spend a few hours just wandering around and being amazed at what is a very top army mmuseum and b sure to visit the tomb of napoleon

Thank bas t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not really highlighted on the tourist route, but it is truly fabulous. You will need at least 4 hours, and could easily spend all day here.

Thank Axiomwatson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. I love medieval warfare and WW1 history. Seeing Napoleon's humble tomb was also the icing on the cake. I loved seeing all the medieval armor and weapons. Ran out of time to see the whole museum. Angelina's has a great coffee...More

Thank SETrax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arguably the greatest post-Alexander military mind in history got his training here in Paris. The museum has countless displays covering almost all of French military history. I made a error by not getting the audio tape, but there is plenty to occupy and inform without...More

Thank boz61949
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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14 October 2017|
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Response from Greg_Presley | Reviewed this property |
The ticket covers all museums inside the general Museum des Invalides. Napoleon's tomb is very quick to see. It is like 100 yards and one floor down from the Musée des deux guerres 1871-1945 (covering war of 1871 to 1945... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
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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.