Enjoy skipping the lines at the Army Museum (Musée de l'Armée) in the Invalides, one of the world's leading military museum dedicated to French military history. Discover the permanent collections, presented chronologically, from Antiquity to the end of World War II, and gathering thousands of objects, from emblems to paintings, and military decorations.
Head to the Dome Church designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and gaze at the massive fresco as well as the iconic goldish and recently renovated dome making this church a real military pantheon, home to the tombs of the Emperor Napoleon I.
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This was a pretty cool little museum! It's not very big, but seeing Napoleon's tomb and the rest of the museum was well worth it!
You better get early as the amount of amazing things on display will need several hours, let alone saluting the great Napoleon in his resting place
Actually a series of museums. All well organized and displayed. Helpful, courteous staff - so much to see that it's easy to spend the entire day.
If you're into this kind of thing, worth a visit. If you aren't interested in WWII history or the history of the military i.n France - skip. We enjoyed, lots of great WWII memorabilia and information.
Last time I visited the Tomb of Napoleon was over 50 years ago but it is still an inspiring destination. It was our first visit to the Paris Army Museum which is interesting,especially the two world wars, but the overall signage could be improved. We thought it was a little light on US contributions during both wars.
My husband and I agree with many of the other reviews. This is a worthwhile attraction to visit, but the skip the line tickets were not necessary. There was no line at 10:00 am on 12/23/17. It took us about 2 hours to see everything.
This museum is definitely worth a visit - but no need to pay for skip the line - there was no line and it was August! If you are interested in French and European history - this is the place for you. The tomb building is magnificent and its worth paying a few dollars for the audio guide. Angelina's cafe offer some delectable treats in a courtyard which was very peaceful.
There wasn’t a line but the museum was great.
The museum and tomb are great but we didn't need the skip the line tickets as there was hardly anybody there when we went mid week in October
There weren't really any queues that I can recall to enter either the Army museum or the Tomb of Napoleon but in any event, it's a good way to book ahead just in case they were!
Avoid the crowds, and skip the line when going to the emblematic Army Museum located in the Invalides, facing the Eiffel Tower. Admire the fascinating collection gathering over 500,000 objects, and then enter the "Dôme des Invalides" which contains Napoleon I's tomb. Interactive and informative, this is a must-do with kids!
Enjoy the unique exhibitions:
- Until 20 January 2019: "In the East War without end, 1918-1923". The exhibition retraces the fall of four great empires — Russian, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and German — and explores this little-known period in history marked by revolutions, civil wars, major border shifts and the creation of new states.
- From April 5, 2019 to July 28, 2019 "Picasso and War". In collaboration with Picasso Paris museum, the exhibition will highlight for the first time the relation experienced by Picasso when it comes to war from his childhood until his death.