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Army Museum

129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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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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129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 44 42 43 87
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a beautiful museum with a very rich historical past. I loved to visit it. The place itself is also something to come and see.

Thank jean c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting for anyone who has an interest in the military. Two large rooms containing medival armour. More of the museum is dedicated to the history of WW1 and WW2. One of the highlights if not the highlight is the tomb of Napolian.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressive to say the least. Also quite quiet from a people point of view. Actually there was too much to see and read so plan plenty of time! So much to see we didn't have much time as we really only wanted to go to...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has so much to see and my husband found it very interesting being ex military. Napolean's tomb is worth a visit.

Thank JordansKent
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum offers exhibits that date from Medieval to modern time weapons and armory. The extent and quality of the collections is one of a kind and in continental Europe can only be rivaled by the Brussels Military Museum.

Thank andyros2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was originally built as a home for wounded veterans organised by Louis XIV. A hospital still in use for veterans is located at the side entrance though off-limits. The Army Museum holds a massive amount of French history but you do need to...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is an amazing amount of history and huge number of artifacts at this museum. Even if you're not a history buff, it's pretty incredible. I fall into the category of a non-history buff and it was my second visit to this museum and I...More

Thank maymay22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Napoleon's tomb is the centerpiece of this attraction and it is truly impressive. This is a worthwhile site to visit for this alone. There are some very impressive historical artifacts in the Army museum, which is divided by different periods. World War I and II...More

Thank jmorelli39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Musee de l'armee is great. Not only is Napoleon here but lots of weapons & canons. Our 5yo loved it, my wife was done after Napoleon which is beautiful. Okay back to guns, swords, & canons. So many suits of armour & Japanese armour as...More

Thank DachK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very impressive medieval period collection of armors and weapons that could take you two hours to enjoy. The world wars section is no less impressive with good maps, explanations and items to observe. A must see attraction for any person interested in history or...More

Thank Rami E
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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10 June 2017|
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Response from Aneta L | Reviewed this property |
It's should be all museum I think.
Lillian K
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.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Mark C |
Eh? You can get a paper Napoleon hat at the entrance.