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Skip the Line: Paris Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon Ticket

Paris, France
  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket

Overview

Trace the triumphs and tragedies of French military history at the Army Museum in Paris, located in the historic Hôtel des Invalides. Learn about the conflicts and leaders who shaped the political landscape of Europe as you browse more than half a million objects, from antique armor and battle scene paintings to weapons used in the French Revolution and World War II. Pay tribute to the most famous of French commanders at the tomb of Napoleon I inside the elaborate Dome Church. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the museum plus access to temporary exhibits.
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Army Museum and Dome Church in Paris
  • Includes access to the Dôme des Invalides, which contains Napoleon I's tomb
  • One of the world's leading military museums, it's a great educational stop for older kids
  • With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry

What's Included

  • Access to the Invalides Dome
  • Access to Napoleon's Tomb
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Access to the Museum of the Order of the Liberation
  • Access to the Museum of Relief Maps
  • Audio guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Army Museum
    129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Musée de l'Armée (Army Museum) Address: Esplanade des Invalides 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris or  Place Vauban, 75007 Paris (for visitors with disabilities) Directions: Metro Stations La Tour Maubourg or Invalides - Line 8 Varennes station - Line 13 RER Station Invalides - RER C -  Exit 'rue de l'Université' Dates: Open every day • April, 1st to October, 31st: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm • November, 1st to March, 31st: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm • The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th • During the Christmas holidays and springtime holidays, the museum is open until 5.30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The first Monday of every month, only the Dome Church (tomb of Napoleon I), Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides, and artillery trail are open. On the first Monday in July, August, and September, the whole museum is open.
  • The Charles de Gaulle Monument is closed on Mondays & will reopen in September 2020.
  • The museum is annually closed on January 1st, May 1st & December 25th.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If the museum is welcoming temporary exhibitions, the followings are open until 9pm : temporary exhibition, Charles de Gaulle Monument, the unusual cabinets, Louis XIV-Napoléon circuit & the Dome Church.
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      If you're into this kind of thing, worth a visit.
      It's not very big, but seeing Napoleon's tomb and the rest of the museum was well worth it!
      Paying the premium to cut a line wasn’t worth it in our case.
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      There wasn’t a line to cut
      julie_C, Dec 2019
      We visited on a slow day, so there wasn’t a line to cut. Paying the premium to cut a line wasn’t worth it in our case.
      Great museum
      samanthannewby, Nov 2019
      An excellent look into the history of Napoleon and his final resting place. November was cold, but there was not a line.
      This was a pretty cool little...
      Marlin_S, Aug 2018
      This was a pretty cool little museum! It's not very big, but seeing Napoleon's tomb and the rest of the museum was well worth it!
      If you're into this kind of thing...
      Julie_L, Aug 2018
      If you're into this kind of thing, worth a visit. If you aren't interested in WWII history or the history of the military i.n France - skip. We enjoyed, lots of great WWII memorabilia and information.
      Last time I visited the Tomb of...
      Michael_C, Mar 2018
      Last time I visited the Tomb of Napoleon was over 50 years ago but it is still an inspiring destination. It was our first visit to the Paris Army Museum which is interesting,especially the two world wars, but the overall signage could be improved. We thought it was a little light on US contributions during both wars.
      My husband and I agree with many of...
      Kristin M, Dec 2017
      My husband and I agree with many of the other reviews. This is a worthwhile attraction to visit, but the skip the line tickets were not necessary. There was no line at 10:00 am on 12/23/17. It took us about 2 hours to see everything.
      The museum and tomb are great but we...
      Sallygeorge566, Oct 2017
      The museum and tomb are great but we didn't need the skip the line tickets as there was hardly anybody there when we went mid week in October
      You better get early as the amount...
      Ebrahim A, Sep 2017
      You better get early as the amount of amazing things on display will need several hours, let alone saluting the great Napoleon in his resting place
      This museum is definitely worth a...
      warwick p, Sep 2017
      This museum is definitely worth a visit - but no need to pay for skip the line - there was no line and it was August! If you are interested in French and European history - this is the place for you. The tomb building is magnificent and its worth paying a few dollars for the audio guide. Angelina's cafe offer some delectable treats in a courtyard which was very peaceful.
      There weren't really any queues that...
      Laura A, Sep 2017
      There weren't really any queues that I can recall to enter either the Army museum or the Tomb of Napoleon but in any event, it's a good way to book ahead just in case they were!
      Actually a series of museums. All...
      RICHARD C, Aug 2017
      Actually a series of museums. All well organized and displayed. Helpful, courteous staff - so much to see that it's easy to spend the entire day.
      Don't miss this tour. So many...
      Barbara G, Aug 2017
      Don't miss this tour. So many history lessons to be gained here. If you have children in their tweens or teens, this is a great way to turn your vacation into a sort of classroom in a fun way. Walk at your own pace and just let time pass by
      This tour was just right for us. We...
      Todd M, Jul 2017
      This tour was just right for us. We got in very quickly and this tour afforded us the opportunity to wander the museum at our own pace.
      Very cool tour..you get to see all...
      Herlean D, Jul 2017
      Very cool tour..you get to see all of the vintage weapons used in french revolution.. napoleons tomb was really nice.. there are so many things to see canons, swords, armors, barel, guns etc..i recommend this tour if ur a fan of vintage or antiques..
      Massive exhibits. We ended up...
      Vic, Jun 2017
      Massive exhibits. We ended up spending way more time here than we thought we would. I'm a World War II buff and that exhibit was fascinating for me.
      The museum was great especial the...
      Celram_80, Jun 2017
      The museum was great especial the tomb of napoleon. Though I think you don't really need this because there was no line for us just like 4 people and there is a self by machine. Every other exhibitions was very interesting and if you can't speak french have a good translator or an app so that you can read the descriptions on the exhibitions.
      1st time visiting Les Invalides and...
      Alberto L, May 2017
      1st time visiting Les Invalides and I must say it was one of the most enjoyable parts of my trip to Paris. The Army Museum is a must visit for anyone fascinated by World War I or II history.
      Local impressionante, vale um dia...
      Ricardo S, Nov 2017
      Local impressionante, vale um dia completo de visita.
      Majestuoso!! Muchísima historia en...
      Paula Lisso, Aug 2017
      Majestuoso!! Muchísima historia en un solo lugar. Todo sumamente ordenado, prolijo, no pueden perderse de conocer el museo y la tumba.

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