Les Invalides Ticket & In-App Audio Tour: Discover the Museum of the Army

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
Duration 1h - 2h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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Tour preview

Hosted by Ellen
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  • Discover one of the world's largest collections of medieval arms & armor with an in-app audio tour
  • Visit the Dome of the church and see the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Listen about the history of war while exploring the arms and weapons used in different wars
  • Admire the baroque architecture of the Dome & the Cathedral
Explore Les Invalides and the Army Museum and discover one of the most prestigious monuments in the heart of Paris. While walking through the halls of the museum the audio guide will relate the fascinating history of this place and explain the most interesting exhibits. You'll see the collection of medieval armor and weapons, one of the largest in the world. Exhibits in the museum cover the wars fought by Louis XIV through to the Cold War, with every major conflict in between. Artifacts, weapons, and uniforms help bring each moment to life. You will visit the beautiful Cathedral – a soldier's church – where classical concerts are offered in the evening. Your visit also takes you to the Dome of the Church, which since 1861 has been home to the monumental tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. The tour finishes outside the church for a unique photo opportunity, while discovering the architectural details of the cathedral. This tour is not affiliated with Les Invalides and the Army Museum but is provided by an independent creator. A ticket is included for the customer's convenience.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to Les Invalides
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation through museum's halls
  • Suggestions of things to do in the area after your visit
  • Earphones — you should bring your own
  • Coverage of temporary or special exhibits is not included
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • The security check is mandatory for all visitors
    • Big bags & suitcases aren't allowed inside and there are no lockers available
    • Free: under-18s, job seekers,& RSA recipients
    • For EU citizens under 26: free for permament collection only. A reduced rate is applicable for exhibitions and is available onsite
    • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time
    • Please note that different parts of the venue may be partially or completely closed depending on the day. For further details, please check the official website
    • Getting There:
    • The museum is within walking distance of the Varenne, École Militaire, and La Tour-Maubourg metro stations.
    • South entrance : Place Vauban, from 2pm to 6pm
    • North entrance : 129 rue de Grenelle, from 10am to 6pm
    • Skip the line and show your smartphone ticket at the ticket holders line
    • Visitors benefiting from free access to the Museum must collect a ticket at the cash desks, including when accompanying visitors already in possession of tickets

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Les Invalides entrance
129 Rue de Grenelle
Outside the Cathedral
2 Avenue de Tourville
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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