Musée des Plans-reliefs - Hôtel national des Invalides

129 rue de Grenelle - 75007 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 7e Arrondissement


The Musée des Plans-reliefs houses a unique collection: historical models of fortified cities and surrounding countryside, made between the reign of Louis XIV and Napoleon III, all at a 1:600 scale and all using the same techniques. The relief maps were used as military planning tools and have also been a prestigious attribute of heads of state. Today, they are an irreplaceable source of documentation on the sites that they represent and a precious educational tool. Through these models, visitors have an aerial view of cities, and their buildings and fortifications as well as the landscapes which surround them.

Architectural style

  • Classique
  • Louis XIV


  • Architecture
  • Cartes en relief
  • Histoire
  • Maquettes
  • Techniques
  • Urbanisme

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)


Esplanade, Jardin de l'Intendant

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Combined tickets

The entrance ticket includes access to the Musée de l'Armée, Napoleon's Tomb, Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération and Musée des plans-reliefs.



Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Single ticket for : Musée de l'Armée, Tomb of Napoléon, Historial Charles de Gaulle, Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération, Musée des plans-reliefs. Outside of exhibitions : €11 (RR: €9). During exhibitions : €12 (RR: €8.50).

Guided tour

Upon reservation. By telephoone +33 (0) 1 45 51 92 45 or by email

Group tour

Réservation de visites-conférences (français, anglais, 1h30) pour les groupes : +33 (0) 1 45 51 92 45 - Forfait de 120 € par groupe (25 personnes maximum). Droits d'entrée inclus.


Free for under 26s from the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for disabled visitors and an accompanying person, as well as job seekers, those receiving French welfare benefits and servicemen.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s Under 26s from the European Union.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Opening times

1 October to 31 March: everyday from 10am to 5pm. 1 April to 30 September: everyday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on the first Monday of every month (except July, August ans September).

Exceptional opening

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

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Musée des Plans-reliefs - Hôtel national des Invalides

129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 45 51 92 45

  • Subway - La Tour-Maubourg
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 29, 63, 69, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Accessible tours and adapted workshops.

Museum in the same district: Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Museum in the same arrondissement: 7th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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