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Army Museum
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2-Hour Paris Private Tour: Napoleon Bonaparte and Les Invalides
Ranked #29 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Interesting for everyone”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Filled with interesting artifacts and don't forget Napolean's tomb.

Visited May 2012
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“A surprisingly great museum”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I'm a girl & don't care too much for armies. But the lines to the Dome Church were too long & so we went to the WWI & WWII collections & they were fascinating -- the French uniforms, the videos brought the collections to life. This wasn't on my itinerary but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable museums we visited.

Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Worth a few hours of your time”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

The Musee de l'Armee didn't draw us in on our first trip to Paris but on the second it did and was well worth the time. A tour through leaves on a little more informed of the history and glory of France. ... well worth half a day at least.

Visited April 2012
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“The French perspective of WW11”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Saw Napolean's tomb, and then went into the exhibition of WW1 & WW2. Very well done, and much of it in english. Interesting to see the French view of the 2 wars. My children and wife were so fascinated by it all, that they took nearly 2 hours to walk through the several floors when we had originally said we were not going to stay long !

Visited June 2012
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“Good for the whole family”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

This was an excellent museum to visit and while some off the material can be difficult or inappropriate for young children, these types of museums with uniforms and machines tend to keep the kids interested as opposed to just art.

Visited June 2012
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