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The Hôtel des Invalides, 350 years of history

Les Invalides – Army Museum
On the occasion of its 350th anniversary, the Hôtel National des Invalides opens its doors to you during a guided tour that will allow you to discover the life of the residents as you wander through the different spaces, which now house the impressive collection of the Army Museum. Built by Louis XIV in 1670, the Hôtel national des Invalides has retained its primary function as a hospital for wounded soldiers until today.

Your tour guide will first take you to the old refectories which now house a collection of uniforms spanning several centuries. You will then take the route leading to the rooms, which now house the modern section of the Army Museum. Your visit continues on the fourth floor, in the former granary, now the Musée des Plans-reliefs ("Relief Plan Museum") and then in the Cour d'Honneur ("Court of Honour"), which is replete with many secrets and period souvenirs such as the boot-shaped graffiti left by a resident. In fact, the residents participated in the life of the site by working in shoemaking workshops, illumination, tapestry ...

In the second part of your visit, your guide will take you to the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides and to a place usually closed to the public, the Governors' crypt. From there, a passageway will take you directly to the majestic Dome church, which has housed the imposing tomb of Napoleon I since 1861.

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New! For your convenience, your ticket includes the rental of an audiophone, as well as access to the collections and temporary exhibitions so that you can continue your exploration of the Army Museum in complete freedom at the end of your guided tour.

Formed groups
The slots for formed groups are Monday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:10 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday at 10:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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Adult
€19.50
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Child (-18years)
€8.00
per person

Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person

For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non compliance with the age limits.

Essential information

Formed groups
The slots for formed groups are Monday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:10 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday at 10:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Reservation on request by email or phone.

Additional informations

  • Address
    • Les Invalides – Army Museum
    • 129 rue de Grenelle
    • 75007 Paris
  • Access
    • Métro : La Tour Maubourg (L8), Invalides (L8), Varennes (L13), Saint François-Xavier (L13)
    • Bus : 28, 69, 82, 92, 63, 83, 93
The Hôtel des Invalides, 350 years of history

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