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Night at Les Invalides

from 18 July 2020 to 29 August 2020

Esplanade des Invalides - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

La Nuit aux Invalides 2020, Paris

Description

This summer, go back in time and discover Lutèce, 3000 ans d'Histoires ('Lutetia, 3,000 years of history'), a 360° sound and light show that plunges you into Lutetia (the Roman name for the city) at the time of the Gauls and Paris under Louis XIV, and Napoleon. This grandiose show by Bruno Seillier in the middle of Les Invalides is a truly 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.

Audience

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.

Voir la carte

Hôtel national des Invalides

Esplanade des Invalides
75007 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 42 38 77
tourisme@musee-armee.fr
https://www.musee-armee.fr

  • 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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