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    Military Museum - Les Invalides

    From hospital to museum.

    Built from 1670 by the architect Bruant in a classic French style, the Hôtel des Invalides was originally a military hospital.
    Adjoining the building, the église du Dôme, or church of the Dome, opened on the 28th August 1706, is the work of the famous Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the King's architect.

    The Military Museum (Musée de l'Armée) is the result of a merger of the Artillery Museum and the Historical Army museum. It is the first Museum of Military History in France and is one of the best on an international level.

    At one time this building was considered for the main residence of the French President, today the Hotel des Invalides houses the Musée de l'Armée and, under the cupola of the église du Dôme, you can visit Napoleon's tomb.

    Additional informations

    Open daily 10am to 6pm, closed on the first Monday of the month

    Transports

    Open daily 10am to 6pm, closed on the first Monday of the month

    Schedules and prices

    From Tuesday 1 April to Friday 31 October 2014 :
        Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00
    From Saturday 1 November to Wednesday 31 December 2014 :
        Every day, from 10:00 to 17:00

    Admission prices :
        Reduced price : 7.5 €
        Full price : 9.5 €
        Up to 25 years : Free

    Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Culture & Heritage, 75-Paris, Paris & Ile de France, Museum