Hôtel national des Invalides | Festival | Exhibition

International Automobile Festival

from 08 December 2016 to 05 February 2017

Esplanade des Invalides - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

Festival Automobile International, Hôtel des Invalides, Paris © DR

Description

The Hôtel des Invalides welcomes the International Automobile Festival from 8 December 2016 to 5 February 2017. Highlights of this 32nd edition: the vote for the most beautiful car of the year,  which the public can take part in (until 22 January 2017), the awarding of the festival's major prizes, the exhibition of concept cars and car design, from 1 to 5 February, where more than twenty concept cars from the greatest international designers are showcased in a 3,000 m² space.

Audience

All public

Prices and times

Exhibition of concept cars and automobile design: 1 February: from 1pm to 5pm. 2, 3 and 4 February: from 10am to 7pm. 5 February: from 10am to 6pm.

€14. Reduced rate: €8. Free for children under 10 years

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Hôtel national des Invalides

In 1670, no foundation existed to house wounded and homeless veterans who had fought for France. Louis XIV, who was anxious about what would happen to soldiers that had served during his numerous campaigns, decided to build the Hôtel Royal des Invalides. Constructed from 1671 to 1676 by Libéral Bruant, then by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte, it is one the most prestigious monuments in Paris. Today, under the Ministry of Defence but also occupied by numerous organizations that are part of other ministries, the Hôtel National des Invalides still retains its original function as a hospital and hospice for badly injured and disabled war veterans. As well as the Musée de l'Armée, it comprises the Musée des Plans-Reliefs and the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération as two churches: the Eglise du Dôme, which houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte designed by Visconti in 1843, and the Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides. During the second half of the 20th century, the entire site of the Hôtel National des Invalides was opened up to the public after small buildings were knocked down and a ditch created around the site. In 1981, a huge restoration project was undertaken at the Hôtel National des Invalides under the instigation of an interdepartmental commission co-directed by the Ministries of Defence and Culture to restore this exceptional site to its former glory.

Voir la carte

Hôtel national des Invalides

Esplanade des Invalides
75007 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 8 10 11 33 99
tourisme@musee-armee.fr
www.musee-armee.fr

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

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

Electric or manual wheelchairs, guide dogs and canes with tips enable visitors to access all the spaces open to the public with the exception of the Église du Dôme, inaccessible to people in wheelchairs.

By type of event: Festival Exhibition

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