Museum of relief maps - Paris

The Museum of relief maps contains one of the world's greatest collections of relief-maps and scale models of fortified towns. Louvois, one of Louis XIVth's ministers, commissioned the King's engineers to make relief-maps of the French fortresses situated along the country's borders and of the foreign towns taken from the enemy, to compensate for the lack of precise cartographical documents at the time. Over a hundred scale models of French and foreign towns, particularly prolific under Louis XIV, Napoleon Ist and Napoleon IIIrd, are now preserved in the museum, which is housed in the Invalides. The precision and exceptional quality of these models make this museum a source of fascination for young and old.


Winter: 10.00am to 04.45pm. Summer: 10.00am to 05.45pm.


Normal tariff: 7 euros.

Address : Hôtel national des Invalides 75007 Paris France

Subway : Station Invalides : metro M8, M13

Bus : Stop: Vauban-Hotel des Invalides : bus 82, 92 - Stop: St François Xavier : bus 87

Phone : +331 45 51 95 05

Fax : +331 47 05 11 07

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