The museum's collections contain over 500.000 pieces, covering a period from the Middle Ages up to the present day and following a newly designed educational route: the armor and weapons of the Kings of France, swords, cannons, uniforms, paintings, photographs, the personal effects of important figures such as Françis I, Louis XIV and Charles de Gaulle, plus the Dome church, which since 1861 has been home to the monumental tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, its golden dome reaching up into the skies of Paris at over 110 meters high.

Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious setting of the Hôtel national des Invalides, the museum is home to one of the largest military history and art collections in the world, and offers a unique overview of the history of France.

What's included

  • The Dome Church and the Tomb of Napoleon
  • The Saint-Louis Cathedral
  • The Charles de Gaulle Monument
  • The Museum of Relief Maps and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Permanent exhibition

What's not included

  • Guided tour