Hotel des Invalides Skip-the-Line Semi-Private Tour in Paris

Cultural & Theme Tours in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

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Discover France’s turbulent and illustrious military history on this 2 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided museum tour of the Musée de l’Armée. Housed inside the gold-domed building known as the Hotel des Invalides, this museum will reveal secrets and stories for both history buffs and anyone interested in topics like Napoleon and the World Wars.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYour guide will lead you through the epic courtyard of the Invalides, discussing its 17th century roots as a veteran’s hospital under King Louis XIV. You’ll visit the cathedral that Louis had built for his former troops, who found respite here after returning from battle. After discussing the Sun King’s contributions to France’s military history, you’ll learn all about the nation’s most elite leader, Napoleon Bonaparte. A brilliant general and audacious emperor, he is synonymous with France’s gold days of military conquest. Ultimately pushing too far, Napoleon died in exile, though his remains are interred underneath the magnificent gold dome. Come face to face with his tomb, as well as the tombs of those closest to him, while basking in the ornate homage to this leader. Spend some time in the museum to learn all about this man, beyond his famous stature, through artifacts, recreations, and military maps that walk you through his many wins and defeats.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Musee de l’Armee des Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYour guide will lead you through the epic courtyard of the Invalides, discussing its 17th century roots as a veteran’s hospital under King Louis XIV. You’ll visit the cathedral that Louis had built for his former troops, who found respite here after returning from battle. After discussing the Sun King’s contributions to France’s military history, you’ll learn all about the nation’s most elite leader, Napoleon Bonaparte. A brilliant general and audacious emperor, he is synonymous with France’s gold days of military conquest. Ultimately pushing too far, Napoleon died in exile, though his remains are interred underneath the magnificent gold dome. Come face to face with his tomb, as well as the tombs of those closest to him, while basking in the ornate homage to this leader. Spend some time in the museum to learn all about this man, beyond his famous stature, through artifacts, recreations, and military maps that walk you through his many wins and defeats.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Babylon Tours Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYou’ve seen it in the movies, but what do you really know about Paris? We’ll share its stories, secrets, and scandals with you while exploring all of the places you won’t find on your own. Wander the streets and museums of the world’s most popular city on a small group or private tour of Paris. Our English speaking guides at Babylon Tours get you priority entrance and help you skip the lines at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Go beyond the Eiffel Tower and experience Paris with Babylon Tours.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • SKIP-THE-LINE SEMI-PRIVATE MUSEUM TOUR
  • SEMI-PRIVATE" MEANS GROUP SIZE IS NEVER MORE THAN 8 GUESTS MAXIMUM
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE
  • DURATION 1.5 - 2 HOURS
  • ALL ENTRANCE FEES
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides
  • Entry/Admission - Musee de l’Armee des Invalides

What’s not included

  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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