4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: 129 rue de Grenelle
  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm, except Jan 1, May 1, Nov 1, and Dec 25
  • Admission: € 9 per adult

Les Invalides began as the army hospital, initiated by Louis XIV in 1670 and finished six years later. These days, it is a complex of buildings including a collection of museums, a hospital and retirement home for war veterans, and a chapel which is a burial place of war heroes including Napoleon Bonaparte. The museums include Contemporary History, Maps, as well as Military History.

As is the way with French Kings and their projects, a simple idea to build a place for war veterans to retire grew into a massive and grand statement with fifteen courtyards, a chapel - the Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides, and then a royal chapel - Eglise du Dome. Based on St Peter's Basilica in Rome, this latter became the prime example of French Baroque architecture.

Practical Info

Les Invalides is easy to reach. Take metro line 8 to Invalides, or 13 to Varenne or Saint Francoise-Xavier or RER C to Invalides station.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Paris Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 293 Reviews

See Paris like a Parisian on a tour by bicycle ! Whether it's your first or fifth time in Paris, this bike tour is the perfect way to travel from sight to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.61

Paris Illuminations Night Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 239 Reviews

There's nothing quite like Paris at night! On this illuminations tour, you'll watch Paris transform into the City of Lights as you ride past the Eiffel Tower, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.89

Private Tour: 2CV Paris City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

See Paris’ highlights on a private 1.5-hour city tour by vintage Deux Chevaux, the iconic French 2CV car. Leave the driving to a private guide, and relax while ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1.5 hrs

From USD $68.64

Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution

4.5 star rating: Recommended 164 Reviews

History comes alive on the Paris Revolution Walking Tour, exploring one of the most important events in modern history. On this fascinating two-hour stroll ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.88

Overnight Paris Seine River Cruise with Eiffel Tower Views, Dinner and Live Entertainment

Treat your loved one to a unique overnight Seine River cruise, the most romantic way to experience the beauty of Paris. Embark right beneath the Eiffel Tower ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.03

Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 216 Reviews

Take a walk around Paris with a local guide and see another side of this beautiful city. Walking with a local to guide you and share insights and stories is ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.88

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Les Invalides in Paris

Sure to be a highlight of your weekend in Paris, this behind-the-scenes tour of Hôtel des Invalides gives you privileged access to areas normally closed ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.59

Paris Walking Tour: Around the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, Including Musée Rodin Gardens and Champ de Mars

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The Eiffel Tower is spectacular, but there’s more to this part of Paris than meets the typical tourist's eye. On this 3-hour walking tour, you'll get a deeper ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.95

Private Tour: Marie Antoinette Costumed Photo Shoots Around Paris

Don your regal finery and experience Paris like Marie Antoinette once did on this unique tour led by a private photographer guide. See Paris through the eyes ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $317.82

Napoleon Walking Tour in Paris with a Historian Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Louvre, Les Invalides, Place Vendôme, École Militaire, the Legion of Honor have more in common than just being famous Paris monuments; they also ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.99

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message