Monument

Musée de l’Armée - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme

129 rue de Grenelle - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

Description

The dome by J. Hardouin Mansart, built between 1679 and 1706 magnificently crowns the building.
It is the finest dome ever built in France and its 107-metre-high lantern was re-gilded in 1989 for the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Twelve kilos were needed for this operation.
From the outside, you can admire the facade with its two arrangements (Doric and Corinthian) of architecture. Statues of Charlemagne and St Louis by Coysevox and N Coustou decorate the niches of the lower levels; on the level above stands 'Strength, Justice, and Temperance with Prudence' by Coysevox.
Inside, beneath the dome, you can see the recently-restored large fresco by Charles de la Fosse depicting St Louis handing his sword to Christ. The Dôme Church became a military burial place. It houses the tombs of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey as well as those of Joseph and Jérôme Bonaparte. In the crypt is the tomb of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I, made out of blocks of red porphyry standing on a base of green granite from the Vosges region.

Architectural style

  • Classique

Collections

  • Architecture

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Restaurant

Combined tickets

Entrance tickets allow access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the museum, the Dôme, Musée des Plans et Reliefs, and the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération.

Restaurant

La Carré des Invalides is open every day from 9am to 6.30pm (from 1 April to 31 October) and from 9am to 5.30 pm (from 1 November to 31 March). More information by phone on + 33 (0)1 44 42 50 71 or email carre-des-invalides@groupe-bertrand.com

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Billet unique (Musée de l'Armée, Tomb of Napoléon, Historial Charles de Gaulle, Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération, Musée des plans-reliefs) : €11 (RR: €9).
Reduced rate: Veterans, military reservists, large families, and for all from 5 pm.
Exhibitions: €8.50.
Combined ticket: Museum and exhibition: €12 .

Group tour

Bookings for self-guided groups (from 10 people, €9 / person - decreasing from 20 people) email tourisme@musee-armee.fr Bookings for guided tour groups (€12.90 / person) by phone at + 33 (0) 8 25 05 44 05 or email benedicte@cultival.fr

Free

Free for - 26 year olds who are European Union residents, French teachers (primary and secondary education) (excluding temporary exhibitions). Free for visitors with disabilities and the person accompanying them, job seekers and beneficiaries of French minimum social benefits, French and foreign military personnel, journalists.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Opening times

1 November-31 March: 10am- 5pm. 1 April-31 October: 10am-6pm. On Tuesday, from April to September, the Dome is open until 9pm. In July and August, the Dome is open until 7pm. The Invalides site is open every day from 7.30am to 7pm (9pm on Tuesday from April to September). The Museum is closed on the 1st Monday of the month, except from July to September. The Historial Charles de Gaulle is closed on Monday.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 11 November

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Musée de l’Armée - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme

129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 8 10 11 33 99
tourisme@musee-armee.fr
www.musee-armee.fr

  • Subway - Invalides, La Tour-Maubourg
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93

Monument in the same district: Tour Eiffel - Invalides

Monument in the same arrondissement: 7th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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