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Army Museum and the Tomb of Napoleon

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

129 Rue de Grenelle
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
(33) 0810 11 33 99
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Overall Experience: 6 / 10
Date Visited: Monday, September 7, 2009

Les Invalides is a complex of buildings that houses the Paris Army Museum (Musee de l'Armee) and the tomb of Napoleon. Although the two attractions are in different buildings, there is just one entry fee.

If you're in the area and this is the sort of thing you're interested in, it's worthwhile making a visit to the Army Museum. It is quite large, and has an extensive collection. Napoleon's tomb is a small room with a stone sarcophagus in it. It does not take long to visit.

The Army Museum

The Paris Army Museum has a number of different sections, with each section being devoted to a particular time period or war. Unfortunately, we didn't have too much time to spend here, so we only visited the medieval sections. There were many (many!) old suits of armor and weapons.

We spent about 30 minutes in this one section. There weren't a lot of information displays, but it was still neat to look around and see all the artifacts.

The Tomb of Napoleon

Napoleon's tomb is in a very nice building. It is easily recognizable by its gold dome. It is pretty small, but nicely decorated. In addition to the tomb, there are a few displays inside. When we were visiting, there was an exhibit on Napoleon's collection from Egypt, from an expedition that he commissioned. We spent about 15-20 minutes here looking at the exhibit and the tomb.


Admission is free with the Paris Museum Pass. Otherwise, admission is 8.50€

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The Army Museum
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