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Les Invalides: Napoleon's Tomb & Army Museum Entry

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Take a deep dive into the History of France through one of the largest collections of military history and art. Don’t miss the tomb of Napoleon I under the majestic golden Dôme des Invalides.


  • Discover one of the most prestigious monuments in Paris right in the heart of the city
  • Visit the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte in the Dome Church
  • See the arms and armor collection, one of the largest in the world


Discover the Hotel National des Invalides, now home of the musee de l'Armee. Walk through the collections of the museum, at your own pace, and immerse into over 500, 000 pieces from the Middle Ages to present day. Witness the temporary exhibition of Special Forces L'exposition, dedicated to the French special forces. Step into the heart of Paris and integrate into the History of France at the Hotel National des Invalides. Created by Louis, XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers, the hotel national is now also the home of the musee de l'Armee. Admire the world-renowned gilded Dome, which has been, since 1861, the resting place of Napoleon. Explore the collections and wander through the armor and weapons of the kings of France. Gaze around at swords, cannons, uniforms, paintings, photographs, and personal belongings of France's major figures. Look beyond the artifacts, and participate in an interactive digital experiences with devices that allow visitors to get a better understanding of some of the battles that forged the country's history. Make sure to examining the Special Forces l'exposition temporary exhibit, that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Special Ops Command.


Permanent collections Dome Church (Napoleon's tomb) Museum of Plans-Reliefs Museum of l'Ordre de la Libération Temporary exhibitions

Important Information

  • Access to the site by the Esplanade des Invalides
  • Due to works, the First and Second World War areas are exceptionally closed to the public from 9 January to 30 June 2023. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Cloakrooms are closed
  • The museum admission is free for those under 18 years of age and for EU citizens under 26 years but they will need ticket to enter. Ticket can only be bought onsite at the museum cashdesk
  • Be aware that the tills will close 30 minutes before the museum closed
  • Closed dates: January 1, May 1, and December 25

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