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Musée des Plans-reliefs - Hôtel national des Invalides

129 rue de Grenelle - 75007 Paris Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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The Musée des Plan-Reliefs preserves and presents a collection unique in the world: historical models of fortified cities and surrounding countryside, made between the reigns of Louis XIV and Napoleon III, on the same scale (1 / 600e) and with the same techniques. The relief planes were mainly used as military planning tools and were also an attribute of the prestige of the heads of state. Today, they are an irreplaceable source documentary on the sites they represent and a valuable teaching tool. Through these models, the visitor has an aerial view of cities, their buildings, their fortifications, and landscapes in which they fit. Masterpieces of miniaturization, the relief-planes thus make it possible to discover the aspect of Mont-Saint-Michel at the time of the Sun King or the face of Bayonne at the beginning of the 19th century. And to plunge into the heart of the models of Mont Saint-Michel (17th century) and Bayonne (19th century), multimedia terminals combining virtual reality and 3D digitisation are available to visitors, for an enriched exploration of the sites, in high definition.

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Under 18s

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Free for under 26s from the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for disabled visitors and an accompanying person, as well as job seekers, those receiving French welfare benefits and servicemen.

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Upon reservation. By telephoone +33 (0) 1 45 51 92 45 or by email [email protected]

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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.

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Bookings for group conference visits (French, English and Spanish 1 hour 30 mins): +33 (0) 1 45 51 92 45 - [email protected].
€120 per group (max 25 people). Entry included.

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1 October to 31 March: everyday from 10am to 5pm. 1 April to 30 September: everyday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on the first Monday of every month (except July, August and September).

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

Services

  • Educational activities
  • Shop/bookshop
  • Restaurant
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Multimedia terminals (virtual reality and 3D scanning).

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German, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian

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Cafeteria

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The entrance ticket includes access to the Musée de l'Armée, Napoleon's Tomb, Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération and Musée des plans-reliefs.

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English

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Address
129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Parking lot
(P)
Invalides, 7 Rue de Constantine - 75007 Paris
Public transportation
(M)
8La Tour-Maubourg
13Varenne
(B)
28La Tour Maubourg - Saint-Dominique
6970Bourgogne

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