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Night at Les Invalides

July - August 2023

Esplanade des Invalides - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

Affiche de La Nuit aux Invalides 2022, Hôtel national des Invalides Paris


During the summer, go back in time and discover ‘Napoleon - The Flight of the Eagle’, the 10th edition of La Nuit aux Invalides. A sound and light show in 360° that plunges the spectator into the Napoleonic legend and commemorates the 200th anniversary of his death! A grandiose creation by Bruno Seillier in the courtyard at Invalides, ‘Napoleon - The Flight of the Eagle’ is an extraordinary immersive experience.

And to prolong this wonderful adventure, take a walk around the Dôme church on a night-time trail lit with a thousand candles - the opportunity to discover, in a different light, the tomb of Napoleon  and other military figures that have marked France's history.


All public, Children

Prices and times

10.30pm in July; 10pm in August

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.

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Hôtel national des Invalides

Esplanade des Invalides
75007 Paris

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

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