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Tickets for Musée de l'Armée - Les Invalides: Priority Entrance

Visit Napoleon's tomb and see war memorabilia

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Opening hours
April - October: 10:00 - 18:00, November - March: 10:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
In the morning
  • Get priority entrance to one of the 5 most visited museums in France, (and one of the three biggest museums in the world!) with over 1.4 million visitors in 2015
  • See Napoleon's tomb in the impressive Dôme des Invalides and learn what weapons were used in each of the many wars
  • Relive the political, military, social and industrial history of France with several exhibitions in various themed rooms, putting you in the heart of the historical action!

Paris's Army Museum (Musée de l'Armée) is one of the three largest arms museums in the world, and home to one of the biggest military history and art collections on the planet. None other than Napoleon Bonaparte has been resting here since 1861, in his tomb. Get priority entrance into this military-minded collection of arms, armor, and art.

The Artillery Museum has a vast collection of artillery pieces collected during the Revolution. Pose beside a cannon for a selfie and imagine Napoleon doing the same. Well, he would've, if he could've - he was known for being a bit vain.

The Dôme des Invalides, which contains Napoleon I's tomb, was built between 1677 and 1706 and its 110-meter golden dome stretches up into the Paris skies. His son and brothers rest here too, and the laurel crown and inscriptions represent the Empire's greatest victories.

In the Old Department you'll see armor and weapons from the 13th to the 17th century. Items related to major figures of French history, from Francis I to Louis XIII, will help you imagine what it might have been like to be at war during those times. Likewise, in the Modern Department, revisit the bloodiest battles, snoop inside the life of soldiers and see how technologies have changed throughout the years.

Get priority entrance to one of Paris's most popular museums, and get a front-row seat for some of history's bloodiest encounters.

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Musée de l'Armee
Rue de Grenelle, Paris
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Enter via Place Vauban side
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • April - October: 10:00 - 18:00

  • November - March: 10:00 - 17:00

  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing time

Getting There

Metro: La Tour Maubourg, line 8 Balard - Créteil, Avenue de la Motte-Piquet; or Invalides, line 8 Balard - Créteil, rue de l'Université.

Insider tip

The museum's iPads have augmented reality tours, maps, and quizzes to keep you (and the kids!) fully engaged in the impressive works on display.

Tiqets Copywriter
Sep 15, 2017
Should have scheduled more time - so much to see!
Joseph, United Kingdom
Aug 21, 2017
Very interesting and lots on offer. If you like history, Les Invalides is a must visit venue.
Aug 20, 2017
Must visit in paris to know the history about the french army
marc, Lebanon
Aug 17, 2017
Exellent musium with a lot of details and info. Very recommended
Andrea, United States
Aug 14, 2017
No line at all so we walked right in. The Tiqets app is very useful. No need to stand in another line to buy a ticket when you can get it immediately on your phone for most places.
Rosemary , Jersey
Jul 27, 2017
Very simple
Carla, Brazil
Jul 17, 2017
George, United States
Jul 9, 2017
louis, South Africa
Jul 8, 2017
This is a must to visit once you are in Paris. It is heart warming to see France recognising its heritage and honouring the Military in its shaping of what we now experience in modern France. It was a humble.
Jun 24, 2017
Not a whole lot to see. If you bring a person under the age of 18 who does not need to pay, you still need to line up for a ticket. They require all to have a ticket, including those who don't need one.

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