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.
New! 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.
The Army Museum 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 meeting point is located under the porch of the North reception, at 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris.
Due to the events programmed in the Musée de l’Armée, the access to the Quesnoy salon cannot be guaranteed.
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.
- Les Invalides – Army Museum
- 129 rue de Grenelle
- 75007 Paris
- Métro : La Tour Maubourg (L8), Invalides (L8), Varennes (L13), Saint François-Xavier (L13)
- Bus : 28, 69, 82, 92, 63, 83, 93