Les Invalides

Les Invalides

Les Invalides, commissionned by Sun King, are the most beautiful XVIIth century monument in Paris. The tomb of Emperor Napoleon is housed under their spectacular golden dome. The Army Museum has beautiful armors and other weapons.

Visit Les Invalides

Les Invalides are one of the top monuments in the city of lights. Les Invalides can be reached from Champs Elysees by crossing the beautiful 1900 Alexandre III bridge and the spacious Esplanade des Invalides (Paris map). A great 10' walk across the river in Paris.

Les Invalides are also very close to Musee Rodin, one of the best art museums in Paris with its relaxing gardens. You can see Les Invalides on a Paris coach tour. Information.

Napoleon's tomb in Les Invalides
Napoleon's tomb in Les Invalides

Information on Les Invalides

Les Invalides are open from 10am to 5pm, 6pm, April to September. Telephone (33) 0810 11 33 99.

Information and fees. Find Invalides on Paris map.

Look for the interesting Musee de l'Armee (Army Museum) and its collection of Middle Age armours (picture).

Paris metro: Varenne station on line 13.

History of Les Invalides

Louis XIV, the French King who built the Palace of Versailles, staged many wars in Europe. In 1670, he commissioned Les Invalides in Paris, a 13 hectare hospital for soldiers.

With their large church topped by a 107 meters high golden dome, Les Invalides are one of the masterpieces of French classical architecture.

The ashes of the greatest French military genius of all times, Napoleon, rest under the dome of Les Invalides and attract many visitors to Paris. Napoleon's tomb details.

Visit Les Invalides

Army Museum at Les Invalides

We strongly recommend the interesting Army Museum at Les Invalides. Its collections of armors (picture) from the Middle Ages are unique. See web site. Its new sections on the First and Second World War are moving.

You will find the Army Museum in the courtyard of Les Invalides (picture). The admission fee of Les Invalides includes the admission to the Army Museum.

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