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Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon

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5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the largest collections of military objects
  • Final resting place of Napoleon

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +33 1 44 42 38 77

Web site: http://www.invalides.org...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
April 1 - September 30: 10am - 6:30pm
October 1 - March 31: 10am - 5pm
First Monday of each month: Closed
Jan 1, May 1, Nov 1 and Dec 25: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 9 €
Reduced: 7 €
Under 18: Free
EU citizens of ages 18-25: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 8: La Tour Maubourg station

Address: Place des Invalides, 75007 Paris

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Photo: fmpgoh

Things you need to know:

  • Musée de l'Armée (Army Musuem) contains one of the largest collections of military objects in the world
  • The weaponry rangs from prehistoric times to the end of World War II
  • The Oriental gallery features some of Napoleon's objects (saddle for the Coronation, his sword, etc)
  • Napoleon's remains were brought here from St Helena in 1840, some 19 years after he died
  • He lies in a sarcophagus that contains six coffins of soft iron, mahogany, lead (2), ebony, and oak
  • The heavy bronze door of Napoleon's crypt was forged from cannons taken at the battle of Austerlitz
  • He is dressed in his Colonel's uniform which bears his sash of the Légion d'Honneur. His hat rests on his legs

What to do there:

  • Walk to the south side of the Hotel des Invalides (next to the Dome Church) to reach the ticket office
  • Enter the Dome Church and make sure to collect your free audioguide
  • Visit Napoleon's Tomb in the spectacular Dome Church
  • Continue your visit in the Army Museum

Tips & Insights:

  • One single ticket gives access to the following museums: Musée de l'Armée, Tomb of Napoleon I, Historial Charles de Gaulle (closed on Mondays), Scale-Models Museum, and Order of the Liberation Museum

 

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