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Army Museum

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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hôtel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 42 43 87
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious of the Hôtel...

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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We were amused by how much history was shown in this museum. Construction was ongoing, but still we managed to see almost 80% of the museum. The only trouble was there was no food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were amused by how much history was shown in this museum. Construction was ongoing, but still we managed to see almost 80% of the museum. The only trouble was there was no food nearby and we had to skip our lunch when we visited this museum.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we went their on our last day since it was not as much as amazing as other places but for my son it was really fun! Aug 2014

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has to be the best military museum I've ever been to. I was genuinely surprised as I initially expected it to be mediocre. Spent a good 5 hours there, and I was completely enthralled by everything there. So so so good.

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Thank shexbeaver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there last year with my father. Its Napoleons last place. His bones are there together with some of his Generals. For 25 Euros you can see early weaponary which is very interessant. And some army uniforms from all WWs. It worth every cent you pay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All their collection of 17th-19th century arms are spectacular and I cannot believe how well kept they are. This facility is obviously lovingly cared for and, which the extent of the collection, that is not an easy task. I would like to have seen more of world war II but there were interesting pieces, including a well preserved enigma machine.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Leffe blond on draft, what more do you need? Simple daily dishes and good selection of pattiseries, ices etc

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

French military history from knights in armour up to the second world war ,it will take you a good half day to really see it properly.napoleon's tomb is very impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in October 2013. Came to see Napolean's tomb which is in the bottom of the building. Beautiful marble floors, statues, and columns throughout the building. In another room there were suits of armour on display for both the knights and their steeds. Also, after you are done your visit here, you can look at the gardens outside along with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not at the top of everyones list, but more than worth a visit, even if like us you're not particularly inclined towards military history. Great courtyard building housing a detailed and broad history of the French military, including Napoleons tomb. Although there's only so many suits of armour I can look at, the windows into the restoration rooms were good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place! since Napoleon is buried there under the golden dome! This Museum is full of history, specially the 1st and 2nd wars. It is worth it to visit this place.

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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 politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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