Musée de l'Armée: self-guided tour Musée de l'Armée: self-guided tour

Musée de l'Armée: self-guided tour

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From 24 April to 18 August 2024
Duels. The art of combat
Take a look back at the origins of the duel and how it has evolved over the centuries.

Your ticket for the Army Museum

E-tickets with priority access

Ticket provides access to the priority queue
Provides access to the permanent collections of the Army Museum, the tomb of Napoleon I (Dome Church), the Museum of Military Models, and the Museum of the Order of Liberation.

Free access is also provided to the Cour d'Honneur and the Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides.


Combined offer

Musée de l'Armée - Les Invalides + Bateaux Parisiens - Croisière promenade

Save €3.20

Access to permanent and temporary exhibitions
A one-hour cruise on the Seine departing from the Eiffel Tower

€28.80 €32

What to expect

Duels. The art of combat
From 24 April to 18 August 2024
The Musée de l'Armée offers an in-depth exploration of the historical roots of the duel, highlighting its essential principles and how it has evolved over time, while probing the fantasies that have shaped our collective imagination.

In the heart of Paris, the Musée de l'Armée houses one of the world's largest collections of military art and history, and offers a unique insight into the history of France.

At Les Invalides, visitors can discover both Louis XIV and Napoleon 1st: the former is the founder of the museum, while the latter remains in his tomb. A complete immersion in French history through the discovery of the personal effects of great figures such as François I, Louis XIV, Napoleon I and Charles de Gaulle.

The richness and diversity of the collections (500,000 works) cover a period from the Bronze Age to the 21st century: uniforms, arms and armour, cannons, vehicles, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, archives and objects.

Interactive displays help visitors understand the conflicts that have shaped history, from the Napoleonic campaigns to the two World Wars, including the Charles de Gaulle historial.

The Musée de l'Armée offers a wide range of events, including exhibitions, concerts, shows, guided tours and activities for young visitors.
A major historical and cultural site, the Musée de l'Armée is undergoing a transformation, with work to improve the way it welcomes visitors and four new areas between now and 2030, the first of which, in July 2024, will focus on the history of the Invalides.

What is inlcuded :
Priority access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the Musée de l'Armée
Priority access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the Musée de l'Armée
Access to the Historial Charles de Gaulle
Access to the tomb of Napoleon I (Eglise du Dôme)
Access to the Museum of Relief Maps and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation

Crédits photos © Musée de l'Armée
© Paris, musée de l’Armée/Emilie Cambier
©Paris, musée de l’Armée/Anne-Sylvaine Marre-Noël
©Paris, musée de l’Armée/Pascal Segrette
© Paris - Musée de l’Armée, Dist. RMN Grand Palais / Émilie Cambie

Good to know for your visit

Access to the Musée de l'Armée is free, upon presentation of proof, for: all young people under 18 years of age, residents of the European Union aged 18 to 25 years inclusive (permanent collections only), job seekers, people with disabilities and their companion, ... (complete list available on the museum's website and directly on site).

All visits require a free ticket, which can only be collected from the museum ticket office.

Opening summer 2024
From July 2024, the Musée de l'Armée will be opening a brand-new area dedicated to the history of Les Invalides, as part of the Minerve project to revamp its cultural offering.

Rare works will be on display, such as the remarkable 17th-century model of the Hôtel national des Invalides, accompanied by a tactile device for interactive exploration.

Visitors will have the opportunity to wander through the renovated Vauban room, where they will discover a collection of major works that have been restored. An immersive room will take them back in time, immersing them in the history of Les Invalides through an immersive visual experience.

In addition, new reception and ticketing points will enhance the visitor experience.

Opening times

Open every day from 10am to 6pm.

The 1st Friday of each month from 6pm to 10pm (ticket offices close at 9pm).
Access to all areas of the museum: Dôme des Invalides, permanent collections and exhibitions

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Customer Reviews

4.8/55 reviews

Volodymyr T.
October 14th 2023
Nice service. Great monument.
Published over a year ago
I had purchased this visit and all our (my wife and self) other visits to museums, monuments and events during our 5 days stay in Paris on line through this portal. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. No holdups in any form anywhere during any visit. This visit was very fulfilling and completely satisfying, mainly for history and culture lovers like both of us. I certainly recommend to use this portal for the bookings.


Dôme des Invalides 2, Place Vauban, Paris 75007
75007 Paris

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