Tickets to the The Army Museum

About The Army Museum

The Musée de l'Armée is open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 9:00 PM.

The museum is closed all day on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

Come to the museum early in the morning on weekdays after the opening or during the extended hours on Tuesdays to enjoy quiet time without crowds.

1.5 hours are usually enough to explore the exhibits of the Musée de l'Armée.

  • Explore the military history of France

Learn more about the glorious victories and biggest battles that shaped France into what it is today. The Musée de l'Armée houses over 500,000 artifacts, including the most extensive medieval arms and armor collection. Experience the battles fought by Louis XIV through to the Cold War, with every major conflict in between.

  • Visit the Dôme des Invalides & the Cathedral

Visit the spectacular Cathedral and see another landmark of Paris — the magnificent Dôme — from the inside. Discover the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, perhaps the major attraction of the Musée de l'Armée, an actual time machine.

The Musée de l'Armée is located at 129 Rue de Grenelle, at Les Invalides, 20 minutes on foot from the Eiffel Tower.

The closest metro stations are La Tour-Maubourg (Line 8) and Saint-François-Xavier (Line 13), 5-6 minutes away from the museum. You can also take an RER train, get off at the Invalides station (RER C), and walk to the museum for 13 minutes.

The closest bus stops are Vauban - Hôtel Des Invalides (buses 82 and 92), Duquesne - Lowendal (buses 28 and 86), and Invalides - La Tour Maubourg (bus 69).

The in-app tour Les Invalides: Discover the Museum of the Army will lead you through the fantastic collection of medieval armor and weapons and let you immerse yourself in the history of wars and battles. The tour is already planned: enjoy easy navigation and don't worry about lines — tickets to Les Invalides and the Musée de l'Armée are included.

General admission to the Musée de l'Armée costs €14.

Entry is free for the following visitors:

  • People under 18
  • EU citizens or residents between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Persons with disabilities and their companion
  • Pass Education holders
  • ICOM and ICOMOS members
  • Journalists
  • Job seekers
  • People on income support
  • Active and retired military members
  • Société des Amis du Musée de l’Armée members

FAQ about The Army Museum

The Musée de l'Armée is a popular destination in Paris, so it is better to order tickets in advance. You can save time booking if you purchase the self-guided audio tour on our website.

You can book admission tickets to the Musée de l'Armée up to five months in advance. For the best experience, we recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour.