One of the most beautiful collections of weapons and military equipment

(including temporary exhibitions)
(free for -18 and -26 years old EU residents)

A rich and fascinating museum

  • With in particular the rooms devoted to Napoleon and those presenting a global approach to the military history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The rooms on Napoleon mainly present his battles. And of course, the tomb of Napoleon under the dome of the Invalides should not be missed.
  • The part of the museum dedicated to the two world wars allows to see the "Big Bertha", a cab of the Marne, testimonies on the trenches, then the rise of the Nazism, the call of the general de Gaulle, the battle of the Atlantic...
  • Finally, the historial Charles de Gaulle offers a fascinating permanent interactive exhibition to visit with headphones on.
  • Twice a year, the Army Museum offers temporary exhibitions. They are generally very educational.

Our family guided tours at the Army Museum ♡ ♡ ♡

  • In Napoleon's boots (for 8/14 year olds) - This visit is scheduled as a group visit. It can also be privatized.

Good plan, save by buying 2 attractions at the same time

The Army Museum for families

Activities for young people at the Musée de l'Armée

  • Investigation games (from 7 years old): they combine a visit to the museum with enigmas or tests, turning children into budding detectives. Duration: 1h30 to 2h
  • Storytelling tours (from 7 years old) : they are animated by a storyteller who makes discover the life of a character through the museum's collections. Duration: 1h30
  • Workshops (from 6 years old): they extend the discovery of the collections by a concrete realization (creation of a coat of arms, of a fantastic animal...) Duration: 1h30 to 2h00
  • Guided tours (from 7 years old): this is a discovery tour of a department of the museum. This visit is active and calls upon the children's sense of observation. Duration : 1h30
  • Every year in December, on the occasion of the Bastille DayThe Musée de l'Armée offers a free festive weekend. It is a free historical show, family around the artillery in the large courtyard of the Invalides.

To eat on site

The coffee shop The Carré des Invalides (download the map HERE): open from 9am to 6:30 pm, from April 1st to October 31st and from 9am to 5:30 pm, from November 1st to March 31st

Practical information

View schedule details
  • -Open every day from 10am to 6pm (April to October) or from 10am to 5pm (November to March)
  • - The Dome and the Modern Department are open on Tuesdays until 9 pm from April 1st to September 30th.
  • - Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25
  • - The Charles de Gaulle Historical is closed on Mondays.

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