Museum of Invalides

The Museum (Musée des Invalides) consists of various museums. The Army Museum (Musée de l’Armée) was created in 1905, by merging the Artillery Museum and the Historical Army Museum. It will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2005. The Historical Army Museum was founded in 1896. Among the most prestigious collections of the museum, one can list the “ancient weapons and armours” one (the 3rd one in the world), the “artillery scale-models” one (quite unique) and an exceptional ensemble of exhibits, from the 19th century, related to Napoléon I and the marshals of the Empire, amongst others. The Army Museum places itself among the greatest art and military history museums in the world. Its situation, at the heart of a military purposed monument, such as the Hôtel National des Invalides, offers an exceptional aspect. The Dome Church houses the tomb of Napoleon and the sepultures of two of Napoléon’s brothers, Jérôme and Joseph Bonaparte, Napoléon’s son, the so-called eaglet, as well as the more recent ones of marshals Foch and Lyautey.

Museum: Museum of Invalides
City: Paris
Country: France
Address: Esplanade des Invalides