Guided tour of the Secrets of les Invalides
History & heritage tours

Guided tour of the Secrets of les Invalides

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Language: French
Availability: Variable calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Do this because
  • Visit one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris at the heart of the city
  • Discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place
  • Explore the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, connected directly to the Dome of Invalides
What to expect

This guided tour will help you discover one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris in the heart of the city, specifically known as the location of Napoleon’s Tomb.

The Hotel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to accommodate the veterans and wounded soldiers. Today it hosts one of the largest collections of weapons and armory in the world dating from ancient times to the present day.

Led by a guide, you will discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place for France. You will see, for example, one of the most beautiful pieces of the 16th-century collection: the armor of Francis I, weighing more than 30 kilos. Your guide will also show you the famous painting of Napoleon by French painter Ingres, which shows Emperor Napoleon in coronation costume on the imperial throne.

Then you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, which was originally the soldiers’ church and is connected directly to the Dome of Invalides. There, under the Dome, you will be able to contemplate the impressive Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte and the guide will tell you all about the legends surrounding the death of the Emperor in 1821 in Sainte-Hélène.

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What's included
  • Guided tour in French
  • Entrance tickets
What's not included
  • Transport
Reduced price
  • Children (10-18 years): reduced
  • Infants (0-9 years): free
Where

Hotel des Invalides, Musée de l'Armée - 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure at the South Ticket Desk, next to the Dome Church (the entrance is located at 6 boulevard des Invalides). Metro: La Tour Maubourg (line 8), Invalides (line 8).

What to remember
  • For security or technical reasons, the tour itinerary could be modified on the day of the tour if so instructed by the Army Museum or Les Invalides. In these circumstances refunds are not available
  • Latecomers risk missing the tour as tours are neither reschedulable nor refundable
  • No wheelchair access for this tour (presence of stairs)
  • Group size: max 25
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When
  • Variable calendar
  • To see the exact starting times of the tour, please check the calendar
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Provider
Cultival
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.
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