New! Until 13/02/22, Cultival will include a part of the contemporary art tour “Napoleon? Encore!" in your visit. You will discover works of art that query the image of Napoleon, at the same time showcasing the venue's exceptional architecture.
NOTE: Your visit will not be focused on this contemporary art tour. But your guide will be able to show you several major works of art.
This guided tour will help you discover one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris at the heart of the city, specially known as the location of Napoleon’s Tomb.
The Hotel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to accommodate the veterans and wounded soldiers. Today it hosts one of the largest collections of weapons and armory in the world dating from ancient times to the present day.
Led by a guide, you will discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place for France. You will see, for example, one of the most beautiful pieces of the 16th century collection: the armor of François 1er, weighing more than 30 kilos (!). Your guide will also show you the famous painting of Napoleon by French painter Ingres, which shows the Emperor Napoleon 1st in coronation costume on the imperial throne.
Then you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, which was originally the soldiers’ church and is connected directly to the Dome of Invalides. There, under the Dome, you will be able to contemplate the impressive Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte and the guide will tell you all about the legends surrounding the death of the Emperor in 1821 in Sainte-Hélène.
For your visit's comfort, your ticket includes the access to collections and temporary exhibitions. It will allow you to continue your exploration of the Musée de l'Armée in complete freedom at the end of your guided tour.
From July 21st for visitors over 17 y.o. and from August 30th for visitors aged between 12 and 17 y.o. your mandatory and valid Health Pass (Pass Sanitaire) will be required :
• Completion of a full vaccination scheme (1 week after second injection)
• A negative RT-PCR or antigenic test from less than 48 hours
• A positive RT-PCR test result demonstrating recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old
The Health Pass can be printed or showed on the tousanticovid app. The measure doesn't apply to visitors under 12 y.o.
The Musée de l'Armée wish to offer you a safe, warm welcome and guarantee respect for physical distancing and protective measures to ensure your peace of mind.
Wearing a mask (not provided) is compulsory for visitors over 11 years old, and the tour circuit is designed to respect a one-way traffic flow. Similarly, signage is present throughout the site and recalls the barrier measures to be observed.
For everyone's safety, our guides and the Musée de l'Armée staff will be wearing masks.
Hydroalcoholic gel is made available in the museum spaces.
The guided tour lasts around an hour and a half.
Religious ceremonies can be organized at the Cathedral of Saint-Louis, that’s why Cultival cannot guarantee systematic access to this church.
Thank you to arrive 20 minutes before the hour of your visit.
Do not forget to print your countermarks, you need it for the access the site
The meeting point is located under the porch of the North reception, at 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris.
- 129 rue de Grenelle
- 75007 Paris