Hotel des Invalides
- Napoleon’s final resting place, a monumental tomb.
- An architecture of ostentation: gold, marble, magnificent paintings….
- A museum dedicated to the glory of the French military, a home for the war-wounded since the reign of Louis XIV.
- Flags and banners taken from enemies of the legion of honor: the Napoleonic legend lives on….
Tour 1: Classic Tour 2hrs
Your guide will walk you through the daily life of soldiers, and of warrior king Louis XIV. Are you a military history buff? Relive great battles, exploits, and defeats at the military museum.
Open daily except for the first Monday of every month (apart from July, August and September) when only the Dome, the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides, and artillery portion is open
Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25
From November 1 to March 31: Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to 5:30 p.m. during summer vacation and national Spring holiday)
From April 1 to October 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday evenings until 9 p.m. from April to September
The Dome is open until 7 p.m. in July and August
Gift shop and bookstore
Direct, no-lines access: reservation required for groups (30 people maximum per guide)