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

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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.
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  • 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
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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.
  • 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

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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
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the exhibition "Comme en 40…" has been moved to 1. October 2020. The reopening of the Historial Charles de Gaulle is scheduled for September 2020
• 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, the opening of the Dome church, the tomb of Napoleon I
• From April to September, late evening on Tuesday until 9 PM. The following are open: the temporary exhibition, the Charles de Gaulle Historial, the unusual cabinets, the Louis XIV-Napoleon route, and the Dôme des Invalides (tomb of Napoleon I).
• 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
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