Guided tour of the Secrets of les Invalides
Attractions & guided tours

Guided tour of the Secrets of les Invalides

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
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£17.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: French
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris at the heart of the city
  • Discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place
  • Explore the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, connected directly to the Dome of Invalides
What to expect

This guided tour will help you discover one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris in the heart of the city, specifically known as the location of Napoleon’s Tomb.

The Hotel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to accommodate veterans and wounded soldiers. Today it hosts one of the largest collections of weapons and armory in the world dating from ancient times to the present day.

Led by a guide, you'll discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place of France. You'll see, for example, one of the most beautiful pieces of the 16th-century collection: the armor of Francis I, weighing more than 30 kilos. Your guide will also show you the famous painting of Napoleon by French painter Ingres, which shows Emperor Napoleon in a coronation costume on the imperial throne.

Then you'll have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, which was originally the soldiers’ church and is connected directly to the Dome of Invalides. There, under the Dome, you will be able to contemplate the impressive Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte and the guide will tell you all about the legends surrounding the death of the Emperor in 1821 in Sainte-Hélène.

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Where

129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

Meeting point:
Under the porch of the museum's north reception area (Access : 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris).
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users due to the presence of stairs

Know in advance:

  • The itinerary is subject to change especially for security or technical reasons, plus the Musée de l’Armée, and access to the Quesnoy salon cannot be guaranteed. Refunds are not given if this occurs
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Provider
Cultival
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 13 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    visite de la crypte des maréchaux incluse dans le billet......mais crypte fermée !!!! Cela réduit l'intérêt de la visite....

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Guide passionnée et dynamique calée sur son sujet qui donne envie d’en connaître bien plus sur l’histoire et nous raconte des détails meconnu super in ...

  • Anonymous

    From France - November 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Visite très intéressante et guide passionnant

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Canada - October 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Super tour d'horizon et détails historiques très intéressants.

  • Anonymous

    From France - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Ravis de notre expérience de location de billets. Tout s'est dérouler à merveille et nous avons passé un excellent moment. La visite à été très enrich ...

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