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

Musée de l'Armée: self-guided tour The Hôtel national des Invalides invites you to discover the outstanding collections of the Musée de l’Armée

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Tickets to the Invalides

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.


What to expect

Admission to the Musée de l'Armée will be free on the weekend of 10 and 11 December to mark the celebration of Saint Barbara's Day.

What better place than the sumptuous Hôtel des Invalides to admire the finest collections of military art and history? This magnificent building, intended by Louis XIV to accommodate veterans and disabled soldiers, also houses the tomb of Napoleon I.

The personal effects of François I, Louis XIV, Napoleon I and Charles de Gaulle can also be seen here. Collections, from the Middle Ages to the present day, feature more than 500,000 items: uniforms, armour, weapons, vehicles, photos, archive documents, etc. Interactive devices are also integrated into the exhibition for visitors to learn more about the history of the world wars.

What is inlcuded :
Priority access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the Musée de l'Armée

Crédits photos © Musée de l'Armée

Please note

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).

As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.


Open every day from 10am to 6pm.
Open until 9pm on Tuesdays (during the exhibition period only).
Ticket office closes 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


  • The majestic architecture of the Hôtel des Invalides
  • The interactive frescoes of the world wars
  • The personal effects of great historic figures of the French Army


129 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Public transportation
8La Tour-Maubourg
8292Vauban - Hotel Des Invalides
28La Tour Maubourg - Saint-Dominique
69Invalides - La Tour-Maubourg