One of the most beautiful collections of weapons and military equipment

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LOVE:  especially the rooms dedicated to Napoleon and the Charles de Gaulle historial
RATE :  12? adult ticket
for children under 18
NIGHTLIGHT:  Tuesdays until 9pm, from April to September
IN JULY AND AUGUST:  opening of the church of the Dome, tomb of Napoleon I


  • With particular rooms dedicated to Napoleon and those that present a comprehensive approach tomilitary history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The rooms on Napoleon essentially present its battles. And of course, you should not miss the tomb of Napoleon under the dome of the Invalides.
  • The part of the museum dedicated to two world wars allows to see the "Big Bertha", a cab of the Marne, testimonies on the trenches, then the rise of Nazism, the call of the general de Gaulle, the battle of the Atlantic...
  • Finally, thehistorial Charles de Gaulle offers an exciting permanent interactive exhibition to visit with headphones on.
  • Twice a year, the Musée de l'Armée offers temporary exhibitions. They are generally very educational.
the courtyard of the Musée des Invalides


The museum offers several activities for families:

  • Investigation games (from 7 years old): they combine a visit of the museum with riddles or tests, transforming the children into budding detectives. Duration: 1h30 to 2h
  • Guided tales (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 visit of a department of the museum. This visit remains 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 Musée de l'Armée offers a free festive weekend. It is a historical show, free family around the artillery in the great court of the Invalides.


  • 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

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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