Hotel Des InvalidesCurrently Closed
- Address: Place Vauban, 75007 Paris, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-144423877
- Ticket Price: 9 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Specialty Museum, Heritage Building
Hotel Des Invalides - Review
This historic complex is a history or military lover’s paradise. The Sun King ordered the construction of Les Invalides as a retirement home for France’s disabled and impoverished veterans, but this large complex gained fame that far outstripped its noble intentions. The military paraded around the Court of Honour. A chapel was established, which the residents were to attend daily. A separate chapel, the Eglise du Dome, a triumph of French Baroque architecture, was built for the sole use of the royal family. On 14th July 1789, it was stormed for muskets and cannons for use against the Bastille the same day. Napoleon was entombed here, as were many of France’s other military leaders. Over three decades, a museum dedicated to the military was formed. Two more museums have been added since, and a doctor’s facility. Now too large to simply carry out it’s original purpose, the Invalides works to commemorate France’s wartime history.Make sure to check out the clever miniature reproductions of famous forts in the Relief Maps Museum.
Hotel Des Invalides Hours
- The Charles de Gaulle Monument is closed on Mondays.
- 1st Monday of every month, Only the Dome Church (tomb of Napoleon I), Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides and artillery trail are open. On the 1st Monday in July, August and September, the whole museum is open.
- During the Christmas holidays and springtime holidays, the museum is open until 5.30 pm.
- On Tuesdays from 1 April to 30 September 2013, the Dome and Modern Department are open until 9:00 pm.
- In July and August, the Dome Church (tomb of Napoleon I) is open until 7:00 pm.
- Visit the Army Museum, the Relief Maps Museum and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation; Visit the Church of St. Louis; visit the crypt.
How To reach Hotel Des Invalides by Public Transport
- Place Vauban
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Hotel Des Invalides, Paris Reviews
This place is amazing. Loads of history, well conserved artifacts. The museum is gigantic and you need more than one day to visit it. I especially love the way it’s organized in sections and exhibits. The most fascinating part is the Second World War one. The only downside is that it isn’t exactly very well protected and there’s not a lot of staff. Very easy to get lost in it.
Went here with my wife, 7 year old son, and 9 year old daughter. This is a real nice military museum. My son picked this museum as one of the museums he wanted to see. He enjoyed it immensely. He liked seeing the different uniforms, WWI and WWII displays of weapons and historical background. My daughter and wife were mildly entertained with the historical information. We stayed about 3 hours and stopped by the cafe for some ice cream and beverages which was in a courtyard.
It took me two visits to cover everything. Quite a great collection of arms from different periods. The Charles de Gaulle museum is a must visit to understand his legacy. However, some of sound tracks are either not translated or are not working. They need to fix that. Staff speak broken English which is good enough. Ask all you need at the information hall when buying tickets as they speak better English. This is a big museum, it will take you 4-6 hours to cover everything.
Great collection. Very extensive. If you like history you will love this place. Takes about 2 hours to see the whole place if you don't read every plaque. You could spend the whole day here. It is in French and English although some plaques were only in French. There are spots to listen and watch videos, also in both French and English.
Loved this place, so much history not just about french army but about all other cultures and countries who France has either fought against or with going back hundreds of years. Armory, and the evolution of their army to their current stage. Napoleon's Tomb is here as well, simply amazing. I'm very impressed with this museum, makes me wish our own army will out something like this together in our country.