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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
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129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to this museum to see the exhibition “Napoleon strategy” and spent the whole day in there. It has the most amazing collection of weapons, armery, costumes and history. Add the visit to Napoleons tomb in the nearby domed cathederal. A memorable experience and well...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time here! We decided to visit after arriving at the Musee D'Orsay and finding the express line stretching into the streets. We did not wait and used our Paris Museum Pass. Napoleon's Tomb is amazing and a must see. Make sure...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a museum at the middle of the big attractions like Alexandre III bridge and Eiffel Tower. So you can visit it while you walk between the places. I visited a AWESOME ehxibition of Napoleon and the permanent ehxibition with weapons and armours is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a lot to do here. There is the military museum along with Napoleon's tomb and the chapel. Both the inside exhibitions and the exterior architecture are interesting. There is lots of room to walk around the grounds and it never felt crowded at...More

Thank MisterCheeky
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Old weapons, from ancient times are all on display here. A just see for any history buff. Grounds are massive. Would visit again.

Thank M K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good exhibits. The best was the Order of the Liberation and all the Resistance and Underground artifacts.

Thank Knitpik
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Collection is extensive. You could spend days in this museum. Armor and weapons dating back hundreds of years. Top notch museum. Especially for a second trip, skip the crazy overcrowded Louvre and enjoy this museum.

Thank twofromLA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a problem for the average tourist in Paris which is that a great many of the star attractions are closed on Mondays. Les Invalides is, however, open. This is a shameful excuse for why this was the first time I have been to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not visit this museum the other times we were in Paris. A friend recommended that we go this time because it was great. Upon his recommendation we allotted 2 hours to visit and ended spending 4. Everything was fabulous from the tomb to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly one of the best military museums I have ever visited. Covers the military history of France from the beginning through the end of WW2. Highly detailed exhibits with explanations (sometimes but not always in English.). Special temporary exhibition on Napoleon, with artifacts, explanations in...More

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Samantha T
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I think so- carried mine with me
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Oompa03
7 February 2018|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
I was just there last week. When we walked in we were asked for our tickets, which we gave them and they scanned them. Based on this, it did not seem to be free. Entry is only 12 euro for adults. The Army museum is neat... More
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Cosmicgill
14 October 2017|
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Response from Romulo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's the same place Les Invalides, under the coupole lies Napoleon, on the side buildings you will find Le Musee de l'Armee
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