Guided tour of the Secrets of les Invalides
Attractions & guided tours

Guided tour of the Secrets of les Invalides

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£17.00
Free cancellation
Language: French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris at the heart of the city
  • Discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place
  • Explore the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, connected directly to the Dome of Invalides
What to expect

This guided tour will help you discover one of the most prestigious monuments of Paris in the heart of the city, specifically known as the location of Napoleon’s Tomb.

The Hotel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to accommodate the veterans and wounded soldiers. Today it hosts one of the largest collections of weapons and armory in the world dating from ancient times to the present day.

Led by a guide, you will discover the history and the architecture of this emblematic and historical place for France. You will see, for example, one of the most beautiful pieces of the 16th-century collection: the armor of Francis I, weighing more than 30 kilos. Your guide will also show you the famous painting of Napoleon by French painter Ingres, which shows Emperor Napoleon in coronation costume on the imperial throne.

Then you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Cathedral of Saint-Louis, which was originally the soldiers’ church and is connected directly to the Dome of Invalides. There, under the Dome, you will be able to contemplate the impressive Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte and the guide will tell you all about the legends surrounding the death of the Emperor in 1821 in Sainte-Hélène.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided tour in French
    • Entrance tickets
    Where

    Hotel des Invalides - Musée de l'Armée, 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure under the porch of the North Ticket Desk. Metro: La Tour Maubourg (line 8).IMPORTANT: From November 19th to November 28th 2021, due to some renovation at the Invalides, the meeting point will be at the entrance South of the Army museum, access from Place Vauban.
    What to remember
    • For security or technical reasons, the tour itinerary could be modified on the day of the tour if so instructed by the Army Museum or Les Invalides. In these circumstances refunds are not available
    • Latecomers risk missing the tour as tours are neither reschedulable nor refundable
    • No wheelchair access for this tour (presence of stairs)
    • Group size: max 25
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    Provider
    Cultival
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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