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Tickets Army Museum Invalides and Napoleon Tomb

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Availability: Everyday
Duration: 1 day
Printed ticket only
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  • Visit the main courtyard and discover the permanent collection
  • Explore the Cathedral of Saint-Louis and Dôme des Invalides
  • See the monumental tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte
What to expect

Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious setting of the Hôtel national des Invalides, the museum is home to one of the largest military history and art collections in the world, offering a unique overview of the history of France. It is one of the 5 most visited museums in France, with over 1.4 million visitors in 2015.

A remarkable site full of history, the Hôtel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers. It now forms the unique, prestigious setting for the Musée de l’Armée.

The museum's collections contain over 500.000 pieces, covering a period from the Middle Ages up to the present day and following a newly designed educational route: the armour and weapons of the Kings of France, swords, cannons, uniforms, paintings, photographs, the personal effects of important figures such as Françis I, Louis XIV and Charles de Gaulle, plus the Dome church, which since 1861 has been home to the monumental tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, its golden dome reaching up into the skies of Paris at over 110 metres high.

This ticket gives access to the permanent collections, the Dome Church, Tomb of Napoleon, the Saint-Louis Cathedral, the Charles de Gaulle Monument, the Museum of Relief Maps and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation.

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What's included
  • Skip the line entrance ticket
What's not included
  • Guide
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FREE ADMISSION

Note: all visitors entitled to free admission to the museum must collect a "free ticket" at the tills, even when accompanying visitors with cards entitling them to direct access to the museum.

The following people are entitled to free access to the Army Museum, upon presentation of a valid, legible form of identification showing their name:

  • Under-18s
  • Jobseekers and people on income support (proof of status from the last 6 months)
  • Disabled visitors and one accompanying person per handicapped person
  • Journalists · Members of ICOM and ICOMOS
  • Civilian personnel of the Ministry of Defence
  • French soldiers
  • Foreign soldiers (in uniform)
  • PARIS MUSEUM PASS holders

EXCEPTION

Youths between the ages of 18 to 25, nationals or residents of an EU Member State, and holders of the Pass Education that allows free admission to our permanent collections will pay an entrance fee at 8,50 euros to visit the temporary exhibition.

Where

129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Present your printed ticket at the entrance of the Army Museum located on Esplanade des Invalides side.

What to remember
  • This admission ticket gives access to our permanent collections, the Dome Church, Tomb of Napoleon, the Saint-Louis Cathedral, the Charles de Gaulle Monument, the Museum of Relief Maps and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation.
  • Tickets are skip the line
  • Tickets are valid until 9th February 2019
  • Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded
  • A cloakroom is available at the entrance Place Vauban side
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When
  • 1 April to 31 October
    Everyday from 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • 1 November to 31 March
    Everyday from 10.00am to 5.00pm
    Last entrance 30 min before the closure
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Provider
Musée de l'Armée - Les Invalides
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