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 which present a global approach of the military history of the XIXth and XXth 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 you to see the "Big Bertha", a cab from the Marne, testimonies on the trenches, then the rise of Nazism, the call of 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.
  • 2 times a year, the Army Museum offers temporary exhibitions. They are generally very educational.

Our family guided tours at the Army Museum ? ?

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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 collections of the museum. Duration : 1h30
  • Workshops (from 6 years old): they extend the discovery of the collections by a concrete realization (creation of a coat of arms, 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 Saint Barbara's DayThe Army Museum offers a free festive weekend. It is a historical show, free family around the artillery in the large courtyard of the Invalides.

To eat on site

The café-restaurant The Carré des Invalides (download the map HERE): open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, from April 1 to October 31 and from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, from November 1 to March 31

What to do with your family in the Invalides area?

Practical information

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

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