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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
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
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

Please note that different parts of the venue may be partially or completely closed depending on the day. For further details, please check the official website.

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

There is a really good cafe inside, serving great coffee and a selection of crepes, pastries and hot food at very affordable prices. It's perfect for a break in the middle of a visit - the museum is so large that it's difficult to see everything in one go!

Mar 15, 2018
Amazing museum with so much to see. Barely got round the whole thing in a day. A must see for anyone with an interest in historical wars.
Dec 17, 2017
Simply outstanding
Nov 28, 2017
Easy, straightforward and quick
Nov 6, 2017
We booked in advance but was not necessary on that day
Nov 3, 2017
recommendation for everyone! it was a great expirience!
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
I happened to go to Les Invalides on a day that wasn't particularly busy but knowing that I already had my entry ticket was reassuring regardless. The pass on my i-phone worked beautifully.
Oct 24, 2017
excellent but same entrance as walk up visitors....you wait like all other visitors
Oct 14, 2017
It was wonderful !
Sep 15, 2017
Should have scheduled more time - so much to see!

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