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The Musée de l'Armée: a centre of military history in Paris

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  • Included in your Paris City Pass is the Paris Museum Pass which gives you free and priority entry to the city's most popular museums and monuments! 
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  • Napoleon's tomb in the Dôme des Invalides: Monumental tomb of the famous French emperor, an architectural masterpiece.
  • Armour and weapons collection: Comprehensive collection of armour and weapons showing the development of military technology through the centuries.
  • Exhibition on the World Wars: Detailed displays and exhibits from the First and Second World Wars.
  • Hôtel des Invalides: Historic building from the 17th century with impressive architecture and important history. 

The Musée de l'Armée: A centre of military history in Paris

What awaits you on site

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 The Musée de l'Armée, located in the historic Hôtel des Invalides in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, is one of the most important military museums in the world. Founded in 1905, it houses an extensive collection documenting the military history of France and Europe from antiquity to the present day.The impressive Hôtel des Invalides, built in the 17th century under King Louis XIV, originally served as a hospital and resting place for wounded soldiers. Today it is not only home to the museum, but also the final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose tomb in the Dôme des Invalides is a particular highlight.

The museum's collections include armour, weapons, uniforms, works of art, models and documents. It offers a comprehensive overview of the military events and personalities that have shaped the history of France. The exhibitions are organised thematically and chronologically and cover different eras and conflicts, including the World Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution.  

Where to go?

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129 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 

Good to know

  • Opening hours
    Monday to Sunday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm 
  • Please be aware that during the Olympic Games in Paris, attractions may experience closures or restricted hours: This museum is closed on July 24, 26 and 27
  • Admission is free for children and young people under 25 from the EU.
  • With the Paris City Pass, you can simply skip the queue at the ticket office. 

Admission to the Musée de I'Armée is included in the Paris City Pass!


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