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Hotel des Invalides

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Hotel des Invalides.

Hotel des Invalides features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Paris City Guide3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Impressive building complex
  • Final resting place of Napoleon

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +33 810 11 33 99

Web site:

Opening hours:

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


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

Things you need to know:

  • Hotel des Invalides is a magnificent building complex dedicated to France's military history
  • It was built between 1671-78 by King Louis XIV as a military hospital and a showcase of the country's military power
  • Napoleon is buried here. His tomb is located right under the golden dome of the Dome Church
  • Musée de L'Armée (Military Musuem) displays historic weaponry and armor worn by kings (including Louis XIV)
  • Musée des Plans Reliefs exhibits the collection of scale model cities used for planning military attacks by military engineer Vauban
  • Some part of the complex still accommodates military offices

What to do there:

  • Admire the magnificent building from the square in front of the main entrance
  • Enter the impressive cobbled courtyard
  • Head to the opposite side of the building complex and have a glimpse of the Dome church

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

Hotel des Invalides features in these preplanned City Guides: