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Invalides Army Museum: Tickets and Tours

Invalides Army Museum tickets are a must for anyone who is interested in the French military and its history. The museum has a wide variety of exhibits that chronicle the country's military past, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Visitors will also be able to see Napoleon's tomb during an Invalides Army Museum visit and learn more about his life and legacy.

How much do Invalides Army Museum tickets cost?

  • Adults: €14.
  • Children (under 18): free

The Invalides Army Museum rate includes priority entry and access to the Dome Church, where you will be able to visit Napoleon's tomb.

Visitors who booked their priority tickets online are able to skip the queues and go directly to the pre-booked tickets line. This may still involve some waiting time but will be considerably shorter than purchasing tickets on arrival. The price is the same.

Who is eligible for discounts?

EU residents between the ages of 18 and 25 do not have to pay the Invalides Army Museum entrance fee.

French jobseekers and active or retired military persons are also eligible for a free ticket. Military veterans from other countries may also qualify for a reduced Invalides Army Museum ticket price. Make sure to ask on arrival.

In order to claim your discounted or free Invalides Army Museum entry, you will need to provide valid documentation as proof of qualification.

What are the best Invalides Army Museum tours?

Guided tour of Invalides Army Museum

Get an in-depth look at the museum on this small group tour, which is limited to eight people. Participants in the tour have the chance to ask questions and learn more about the exhibits from a knowledgeable guide. Those interested in French military history will particularly enjoy this tour.

Private guided tour of Invalides Army Museum

Enjoy a customized private tour of the Invalides Army museum that's tailored to your interests. You will have the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour and learn more about the exhibits that interest you the most.

Are there any combined tickets or tours including Invalides Army Museum and other attractions?

Combining your Invalides Army Museum visit with another activity is a great way to make the most of your days in Paris. Purchasing combined tickets will reduce the total price and can be great for those short on time.

  • Les Invalides, Napoleon and Rodin guided walking tour. This Invalides Museum guided tour also takes you to the Rodin Museum, where you will view some of the best-known works by the famous sculptor.
  • Eiffel Tower district food tasting, Invalides and Rodin's gardens. Enjoy the gardens where Rodin created many of his greatest works, as well as a sampling of local cheese and pastries on this walking tour.

Should you book Invalides Army Museum tickets in advance?

It is best to book Invalides Army Museum tickets in advance to ensure you are able to visit on the date and time that you want. Reserving your tickets in advance also enables you to skip the line, so you have more time to enjoy the museum.

What will you see inside the Invalides Army Museum?

The Invalides Army Museum is home to an extensive collection of military artifacts, paintings and sculptures. You'll also be able to see Napoleon's tomb during your visit.

Highlights of the museum include the “Ancient Armor and Arms” collection, where weapons and armor from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century can be seen. You can also see a collection of French classical cannons, several sculptures of military heroes and Jean-Auguste Ingres' painting, "Napoleon on His Imperial Throne."

How to get to the Invalides Army Museum?

The La Tour Maubourg and Invalides stations are located close to the Invalides Army Museum. They are a walk away from the museum for five and 15 minutes, respectively. You can get to both stations by taking Line 8 on the metro.

Varennes station is also a 10-minute walk away from the museum. You can take Line 13 to this station.

When is the best time to visit the Invalides Army Museum?

The Invalides Army Museum is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. The quietest times to visit are between 10 AM and 12 PM, or from 4 PM to 6 PM. Weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends, especially from Tuesday to Thursday.

Which other attractions can be visited in the city?

Travel tips

  • It's best to book Invalides Army Museum tickets in advance to secure your spot and skip the queues. Booking in advance means that you don't have to worry about the tour you want selling out.
  • Bring a form of photo ID with you when you visit the Invalides Army Museum. You will need to present it when you enter. This is especially important if you qualify for free entry, as you will need to provide proof of age.
  • Bring a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated during your tour.