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 Plan-Reliefs preserves and presents a collection unique in the world: historical models of fortified cities and surrounding countryside, made between the reigns of Louis XIV and Napoleon III, on the same scale (1 / 600e) and with the same techniques. The relief planes were mainly used as military planning tools and were also an attribute of the prestige of the heads of state. Today, they are an irreplaceable source documentary on the sites they represent and a valuable teaching tool. Through these models, the visitor has an aerial view of cities, their buildings, their fortifications, and landscapes in which they fit. Masterpieces of miniaturization, the relief-planes thus make it possible to discover the aspect of Mont-Saint-Michel at the time of the Sun King or the face of Bayonne at the beginning of the 19th century. And to plunge into the heart of the models of Mont Saint-Michel (17th century) and Bayonne (19th century), multimedia terminals combining virtual reality and 3D digitisation are available to visitors, for an enriched exploration of the sites, in high definition.

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
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Visitor tools

Multimedia terminals (virtual reality and 3D scanning).

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

Museum ticket (permanent collections, Dome church, tomb of Napoleon, temporary exhibition, Museum of the Order of the Liberation and museum of relief maps): full price, €15; TR, €12.

Group tour

Bookings for group conference visits (French, English and Spanish 1 hour 30 mins): +33 (0) 1 45 51 92 45 - €120 per group (max 25 people). Entry included.


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

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 and 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

  • 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

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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