The Army Museum - Paris

The Army Museum is quite exceptional in terms of the size, diversity and timespan of its collections. It actually houses the third biggest collection of arms and ancient armour in the world (some go back as far as the 13th century), a unique collection of small models of artillery and naturally a vast number of superb artefacts relating to Napoleon and the Marshals of the Empire, with particular reference to the 19th century. Not only will you find François 1st's armour, for instance, but 17th and 18th century uniforms, arms and items from the King's Military Quarters, a wide collection of emblems, a reconstitution of the Grand Napoleonic Army and even a significant section on the two World Wars. Life-sized cannons are flanked by an impressive collection of figurines and military artworks (paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures). There is also a memorial to de Gaulle. And if you are interested in the Napoleonic Empire, you can visit his tomb in the Invalides, right next door to the Museum.


Open daily from 1 October to 31 March: 10.00am to 05.00pm and from 1 April to 30 September: 10.00am to 06.00pm.


Full tariff: 8 euros, reduced tariff: 6 euros.

Address : 129 Rue de Grenelle, Esplanade des Invalides 75007 Paris France

Subway : Station La Tour-Maubourg: metro M8 / station Varenne: metro M13

Bus : Stop: les Invalides: bus 93

Phone : +331 44 42 38 77

Fax : +331 44 42 37 64

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