Guided Tour of Napoleon's Tomb and the Army Museum

Les Invalides – Army Museum - Paris

  • Type : Guided tour
  • Duration : 1h45

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 (the arch enemy of the King Charlemagne), weighing more than 30 kilos (!). Your guide will also show you the famous painting of Napoleon by French painter Ingres, which sho(...)

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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person
Adult : €14.50 per person
Child : €9.90 per person

Private tour : From €290 / / group onwards
Private guide for a VIP tour

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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.

Good to Know

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.

Description Guided tour Les Invalides – Army Museum

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 (the arch enemy of the King Charlemagne), 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.

Informations Les Invalides – Army Museum

  • Address

    Les Invalides – Army Museum

    129 rue de Grenelle

    75007 Paris

  • Access

    Metro: La Tour Maubourg (L8), Invalides (L8), Varennes (L13), Saint François-Xavier (L13)

    Bus: 28, 69, 82, 92, 63, 83, 93

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