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

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

From US$ 14.68 per person

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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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

Discover the Hôtel des Invalides, which was founded by Louis XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers. Explore this prestigious setting for the Musée de l’Armée at your own pace on a self-guided visit with priority access.

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
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Guided tour
  • Multimedia guide
  • Your entry ticket gives access to family activities provided there are places available and you buy a child ticket (8€ per child)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Avoid the long queue and go to the line for visitors with pre-booked tickets to enter the museum.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Single access to the site by 129 rue de Grenelle
  • Cloakrooms are closed
  • The Army Museum welcomes you every day of the year, except for January 1, May 1, and December 25 when it is closed
  • The 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 closed
  • Closed dates: January 1, May 1, and December 25
  • Your entry ticket gives access to family activities provided there are places available and you buy a child ticket (8€ per child)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1553 reviews

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Great army museum. There are short video documentaries about battles, strategies or people. I didn't have an audio guide but the posters with written text are quite enough. It's not just Napoleon's time there is also WW I and II which are quite detailed. If you like battles and history don't miss this.

June 28, 2022

No queue, very fast entry, free for children which was a big surprise, for Eiffel Tower not even a small reduction for children. The reservation instruction for getting the tickets were a bit misleading, but we went strainght to the dome and there we've entered with the online tickets with no issues. The army museum if very interesting even for young children 5-6 years old. All in all a nice experience.

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May 24, 2022

A lot of walking! I would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved. Went through security no hassle, was advised by a lovely security guard that we see napoleon's tomb first then the army museum. The tombs of Napoleon and the French army generals was something to behold. But the army museum has to be the best, different floors holding different, rich history. You can take your time going around. Took us 3 hours to see it all.

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February 10, 2020

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