Guided tour of Les Invalides with Tomb of Napoleon
Attractions & guided tours

Guided tour of Les Invalides with Tomb of Napoleon

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day except Monday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Join an expert guide who will introduce you all to the Musée de l’Armée
  • Explore the vast collection of artifacts and opulence of this unique museum
  • Discover the tomb of Napoleon, housed underneath the magnificent gold dome at Invalides
What to expect

From the Sun King Louis XIV himself, to France’s most notorious general, Napoleon Bonaparte, this 1.5 to 2-hour tour will cover some of the nation’s most powerful leaders. Join an expert guide who will introduce you all to the Musée de l’Armée, housed inside the gold-domed building known as the Hotel des Invalides. Both history experts and amateurs will be entranced by the vast collection of artifacts and show of opulence at this museum.

Begin by exploring the courtyard of the Invalides where your guide will reveal its 17th-century roots as a veteran’s hospital under King Louis XIV, the Sun King. Walk through the cathedral dedicated to Louis’ troops who retired here in relative comfort. Louis XIV however, was not the only leader to contribute to France’s military history. While most discuss his height, your guide will discuss the achievements of Napoleon Bonaparte as France’s most brilliant military general. While a bit too ambitious, this French emperor eventually stretched himself too thin, and once defeated, Napoleon died in exile.

Today, thanks to the kings of the 19th century, his remains are housed underneath the magnificent gold dome at Invalides. Visit his tomb, as well as the tombs of those closest to him, while dropping your jaw at the ornate homage to this leader.

Afterwards, stroll the museum to learn even more about this man through artifacts, recreations, and military maps that detail his ups and downs as a military genius.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Transport
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-9 years): reduced
    • Youth (10-17 years): reduced
    Where

    Musée des Invalides, 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide 10 minutes prior to your tour starting time outside the main gate of Invalides.

    What to remember
    • Tour minimum participants required: 2 people (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
    • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
    • NOT available for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative
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    When
    • Every day except Monday
    • Departure at 11.00am
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the experience begins.

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