At the crossroads of military, political, artistic and sporting fields, the exhibition Victory! The Factory of Heroes exhibition explores the imaginary world of victory, from its materialisation to its celebration and enhancement. From the football World Cup to Napoleon I's bicorne, take a journey through stories, works of art, objects and monuments, all bearing witness to this desire to value or remember our victories, big and small!
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
© conception graphique Studio B49
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.