Secrets of Les Invalides - Exclusive Guided Backstage Tour

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What To Expect

Learn the history of Les Invalides and see its splendid architecture in this 90-minute tour. Discover the daily routine of the residents who lived at the site in the 17th century.


  • Visit the Dome Church which houses Napoleon's tomb

  • Enjoy privileged backstage access at the Hotel des Invalides

  • Tour the splendid reception halls of the Army Museum

  • Learn about the history and architecture of Les Invalides


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The Army Museum
1 hour and 30 minutes
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Les Invalides is officially known as L'Hotel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids). It is made up of a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments which are all related to the military history of France.

As a privileged visitor with special access, visit the Grand Salon* and the Ornano Salons, the magnificent reception halls of the Army Museum. Then continue on to the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides and the Caveau des Gouverneurs, areas that are normally closed to the public.

Hear stories related to the French Revolution and the mysterious presence of Rouget de Lisle at Les Invalides. This guided tour ends at the monumental Dome Church, a military pantheon housing the final resting places of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey, and Napoleon I under its magnificent golden cupola.

Know about the unusual work involved in building the Dome des Invalides, about the extraordinary Napoleon statue, and about legends surrounding the Emperor's death in 1821 on the island of St. Helena.


  • English speaking guide

  • Entry ticket to Les Invalides and the Army Museum

  • Exclusive backstage access at Les Invalides


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Children below 10 years old are not allowed in this tour.

  • This tour is not wheel chair accessible.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • Tour itinerary is subject to change.

  • *Please note that the Grand Salon will be closed from the 15th of September until further notice due to renovations.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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