Musée de l’Armée - Invalides - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme

129 rue de Grenelle - 75007 Paris Tour Eiffel - Invalides
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The dome by J. Hardouin Mansart, built between 1679 and 1706 magnificently crowns the building. It is the finest dome ever built in France and its 107-metre-high lantern was re-gilded in 1989 for the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Twelve kilos were needed for this operation.
From the outside, you can admire the facade with its two arrangements (Doric and Corinthian) of architecture. Statues of Charlemagne and St Louis by Coysevox and N Coustou decorate the niches of the lower levels; on the level above stands 'Strength, Justice, and Temperance with Prudence' by Coysevox. Inside, beneath the dome, you can see the recently-restored large fresco by Charles de la Fosse depicting St Louis handing his sword to Christ. The Dôme Church became a military burial place. It houses the tombs of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey as well as those of Joseph and Jérôme Bonaparte. In the crypt is the tomb of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I, made out of blocks of red porphyry standing on a base of green granite from the Vosges region.


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Free for under 26s who are European Union residents, French teachers (primary and secondary education) (excluding temporary exhibitions). Free for visitors with disabilities and the person accompanying them, job seekers and beneficiaries of French minimum social benefits, French and foreign military personnel, journalists.


Museum ticket (permanent collections, Dome church, tomb of Napoleon, temporary exhibition, Museum of the Order of the Liberation and museum of relief maps): full price, €15; TR, €12.


Bookings for self-guided groups (from 10 people, €9 / person - decreasing from 20 people) email [email protected] Bookings for guided tour groups (€12.90 / person) by phone at + 33 (0) 8 25 05 44 05 or email [email protected]


Tuesday, until 9pm (for the East wing, the Dome church and the tomb of Napoleon I) during the temporary exhibition period.


Daily, 10am to 6pm. Tuesday, until 9pm (for the East wing, the Dome church and the tomb of Napoleon I) during the temporary exhibition period.

  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 14 July
  • 8 May
  • 11 November


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La Carré des Invalides is open every day from 9am to 6.30pm (from 1 April to 31 October) and from 9am to 5.30 pm (from 1 November to 31 March). More information by phone on + 33 (0)1 44 42 50 71 or email [email protected]


Entrance tickets allow access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the museum, the Dôme, Musée des Plans et Reliefs, and the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération.


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129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Parking lot
Invalides, 7 Rue de Constantine - 75007 Paris
Public transportation
8La Tour-Maubourg
28La Tour Maubourg - Saint-Dominique
6970Esplanade Des Invalides

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