The National Residence of the Invalids

Local nameHôtel des Invalides
Location7th arrondissement of Paris, France

This Baroque complex of buildings was constructed during the reign of Louis XIV. The construction was finished in 1678. All its features are connected to the military history of France.

The complex houses several military-related museums. The largest part of the complex is occupied by the Musée de l'Armée (Army Museum). There are also the Musée des Plans-Reliefs (focusing on military models) and the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération (which focuses on the World War II period). You should not miss the cathedral (Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Cathedral) which is also located inside the complex. A significant part of the complex is still in use as a home for war veterans.

The best-known person buried in one of the tombs located in the National Residence of the Invalids is Napoleon Bonaparte.

The tickets can be bought online so you can avoid queues. If you wish to get there by the public transport, the National Residence of the Invalids is best reachable by metro (Lines 13, 8) or by bus (Lines 28, 63, 69, 82, 83, 92, 93).

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Entrance to Musée de l'Armée & Les Invalides
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Opening hours

Army Museum:
Apr - Oct: 10 am - 6 pm
Nov - Mar: 10 am - 5 pm
(Last admission 30 mins before closing.)

Closed Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25.


Adults: €12
Concessions: €10
Children (under 18), EU citizens (18-25), disabled: free

Tickets are valid to other museums in the complex as well - be sure to check the official website for more information.

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +33 810 11 33 99

Address 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

Coordinates 48°51'21.304" N 2°18'45.514" E

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