Secrets of Les Invalides: A backstage tour

Les Invalides – Army Museum - Paris

  • Type : Guided tour
  • Duration : 1h45

This unusual guided tour will offer you the opportunity to enter into the heart of the Hôtel national des Invalides in Paris. You will discover anecdotes, unusual facts and legends all along the tour.

Your guide will begin with a presentation of the history and architecture of Les Invalides, which will allow you to get an insight of the daily routine of the residents who lived there back in the 17thcentury.
As a privileged visitor, you will discover the splendid reception halls of the Army Museum, the Ornano Salons. Your guided tour will then continue in the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides and areas that are normally closed to the public, where you will discover some stories related to the French Revolution as well as the mysterious presence of Rouget de Lisle at Les Invalides.

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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person
Adult : €14.50 per person
Child (-18years) : €9.90 per person

Private tour : From €290 / / group onwards
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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 Quesnoy salons are currently under renovation.

Description Guided tour Les Invalides – Army Museum

This unusual guided tour will offer you the opportunity to enter into the heart of the Hôtel national des Invalides in Paris. You will discover anecdotes, unusual facts and legends all along the tour.

Your guide will begin with a presentation of the history and architecture of Les Invalides, which will allow you to get an insight of the daily routine of the residents who lived there back in the 17thcentury.
As a privileged visitor, you will discover the splendid reception halls of the Army Museum, the Ornano Salons. Your guided tour will then continue in the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides and areas that are normally closed to the public, where you will discover some stories related to the French Revolution as well as the mysterious presence of Rouget de Lisle at Les Invalides.

Your guided tour will end at the monumental Dome Church –a military pantheon in which the graves of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey and Napoleon I are housed, under its magnificent golden cupola. Your guide will tell you the mysterious works that were carried out to build the Dôme des Invalides, the extraordinary adventures of Napoleon statue, as well as legends about the Emperor’s death in 1821 on the island of St. Helena, or even how the 14th of July has started in the Invalides.

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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