Secrets of Les Invalides Guided tour

Hôtel National des Invalides - Duration 1h45

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This unusual guided tour will offer you the opportunity to enter into the heart of the Hôtel national des Invalides in Paris. You will discover anecdotes, unusual facts and legends all along the tour.

Your guide will begin with a presentation of the history and architecture of Les Invalides, which will allow you to get an insight of the daily routine of the residents who lived there back in the 17thcentury.

As a privileged visitor, you will discover the Quesnoy Salon and the mysterious Governors’ vault. Your guided tour will then continue in the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides where you will discover some stories related to the French Revolution as well as the presence of Rouget de Lisle at Les Invalides.

Your guide will then lead you into the monumental Dome Church –a military pantheon in which the graves of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey and Napoleon I are housed, under its magnificent golden cupola where you will also discover the very secret Fieschi vault

For your visit's comfort, your ticket includes the access to collections and temporary exhibitions. It will allow you to continue your exploration of the Musée de l'Armée in complete freedom at the end of your guided tour.

Useful information

Health and safety measures related to COVID-19:
Wearing a mask (not provided) is recommended but not compulsory.
- Since March 14th, 2022, the Vaccine Pass is not required to access the Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel national des Invalides anymore.
- Hydroalcoholic gel is made available in the museum spaces.

Additional information:
- Due to the events programmed in the Musée de l’Armée, the access to the Quesnoy salon cannot be guaranteed.
- Thank you to arrive 20 minutes before the hour of your visit.
- Do not forget to print your countermarks, you need it for the access the site.
MEETING POINT: Inside the South reception of the Museum, on the left side of the Dôme (Entrance : 2, place Vauban - 75007 Paris)
  • PMR Access
  • Coffea or/and restaurant inside

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Hôtel National des Invalides
2 place Vauban, Paris 75007


Métro :
La Tour-Maubourg (ligne 8)
Invalides (ligne 8)
Varennes (ligne 13)

Invalides (RER C)

Bus : lignes 28, 63, 69, 82, 83, 92, 93