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

- Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (including tour and audiophone equipment)
- Meeting point: in front of the north reception of the museum (Access : 129 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris). Warning: work in progress, your guide will be waiting for you on the porch.
- Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the visit in order to pass the security check and be on time for the visit. No latecomers will be accepted.
- Due to the events programmed in the Musée de l’Armée, access to the Quesnoy salon cannot be guaranteed.
  • PMR Access
  • Coffea or/and restaurant inside

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Hôtel National des Invalides
129, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris


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

Invalides (RER C)

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