Secrets of Les Invalides

Hôtel National des Invalides
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 Quesnoy Salon and the mysterious Governors’ vault. Your guided tour will then continue in the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides where you will discover some stories related to the French Revolution as well as the presence of Rouget de Lisle at Les Invalides.

Your guide will then lead you into 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 where you will also discover the very secret Fieschi vault

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.
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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 30 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

Health and safety measures related to COVID-19 :
- Wearing a mask (not provided) is recommended but not compulsory.
- Since March 14th, 2022, the Vaccine Pass is not required to access the Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel national des Invalides anymore.
- Headphones are not available in this situation.
- Hydroalcoholic gel is made available in the museum spaces.

Additional information :
- MEETING POINT : 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.

A taste of the visit

"à renouveler"
Reviewed 22/08/2022 by F742ASsophiem
Nous avons fait la visite intitulée "Les Invalides Secrets" avec Aymeric ; c'était très intéressant, notre guide était passionné, très clair et audible et nous n'avons pas vu le temps passer ! Merci... » more

"top , visite très intéressante"
Reviewed 19/06/2022 by 778jalilas
Visite guidée " Les invalides secrets" avec un super guide Thomas, très intéressant avec de grandes connaissances et des touches d'humour. Nous avons pu visité la crypte qui n'est pas accessible aux... » more

Additional informations

  • Address
    • Hôtel National des Invalides
    • 129 rue de Grenelle
    • 75007 Paris
  • Access
    • Métro :
      La Tour-Maubourg (ligne 8)
      Invalides (ligne 8)
      Varennes (ligne 13)

      RER :
      Invalides (RER C)
    • Bus : lignes 28, 63, 69, 82, 83, 92, 93
  • Practical information
    • Disabled access
    • Bar inside
    • Bar close
    • Taxi stand
    • Restaurant
Secrets of Les Invalides

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