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What you'll do

Originally built by Louis XIV as a hospital and home for disabled soldiers, it now houses the Tomb of Napoleon and the museum of the Army of France

Visit the Army Museum with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • See Napoleon's Tomb
  • Explore the magnificent complex that houses military treasure from the age of Antiquity to the 20th century
  • Peruse a vast collection of weapons and uniforms

The museum has a huge collection of military paraphernalia dating from antiquity to the present day.


The Splendor of Napoleon's Tomb

Amid the vibrant hustle of Paris, a captivating monument of French history awaits you: the Tomb of Napoleon. Nestled within the grand Army Museum, this mausoleum invites you with its solemn allure. Don't miss out on this amazing piece of history, get your tickets through The Paris Pass®!

Discovering the Army Museum Paris

The Army Museum, a tapestry of military heritage, complements Napoleon's Tomb with a rich narrative. Its artifacts tell a compelling tale of courage and strategy, drawing inquisitive minds from around the world.

The Musée de L'Armée was established in 1905 by merging the Artillery Museum and the Historical Army Museum. It contains 500,000 objects, including weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings.

The other big attraction is the magnificent Tomb of Napoléon; Napoléon passed away in 1821, on the island of St Helena, where he had been in exile since 1815. He was buried in a valley beneath the shade of weeping willows. His remains rested there until October 15th 1840 when King Louis-Philippe ordered the emperor’s body be returned to France.

The Tomb of Napoléon was designed by the architect Visconti (1791-1853). It is made from red porphyry with a green granite base and circled by a crown of laurels and inscriptions of the great victories of the Empire. The body of the Emperor was laid in the tomb on April 2nd 1861.


Q. Can I bring my backpack inside The Army Museum in Paris?
A. Yes, you can bring your backpack inside the museum, but please note that there are security checks, so be prepared for a bag inspection.

Q. Are there guided tours available at The Army Museum?
A. Absolutely! The Army Museum offers guided tours led by knowledgeable & passionate guides who will provide fascinating insights into the exhibits and history of the museum.

Q. Is The Army Museum accessible for visitors with disabilities?
A. Yes, The Army Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities. It has wheelchair ramps, elevators, and designated parking spaces to ensure a comfortable visit for all visitors.

Q. Can I take photographs inside The Army Museum?
A. Photography for personal use is allowed inside The Army Museum. However, please note that the use of flash photography and tripods is prohibited to maintain the safety and preservation of the artifacts.

Q. Are there any dining options available at The Army Museum?
A. Yes, The Army Museum has a cafeteria where you can enjoy a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages. It's a great place to take a break and refuel during your visit.

Q. Is there a gift shop at The Army Museum?
A. Yes, The Army Museum has a gift shop where you can find a wide range of souvenirs, books, and other items related to the museum's collections and exhibitions. It's a perfect place to find a memento of your visit.

Know before you go

Please note: this attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass, which is included with your Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Please download it before you visit!

For the full list of attractions on the digital Paris Museum Pass, please visit our information page.

For more information visit The Army Museum website.

Where you'll be

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Hôtel national des Invalides 129 rue de Grenelle, Paris, FR

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Operating hours

April - October
Tuesday - Sunday: 10AM - 6PM (last admission 5.30PM)

November - March
Tuesday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM (last admission 4.30PM)

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