Les Invalides: Napoleon & French Military History Semi-Private Tour

Paris, France
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From USD 123.78

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a jaunt through fascinating French military history on a guided tour of Les Invalides in Paris, where Napoleon is buried. Inside the striking gold-domed complex, trace the story of combat and conflict, from the Sun King's armies to the Napoleonic conquests and the French Resistance during Nazi occupation. Tour the exhibits and armories with a guide and small group of no more than 8
  • Follow your expert guide on a journey through history
  • Visit the tomb of Napoleon
  • Small-group tour

What's Included

  • 2.5 hour guided tour of Les Invalides
  • Main courtyard, military museum and artillery collection
  • Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides
  • Dôme des Invalides, tomb of Napoleon I
  • Fully accredited local guide
  • Small groups of 8 people or fewer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Café de l'Esplanade
    52 Rue Fabert, 75007 Paris, France

    Meet your guide in front of the Café de l'Esplanade, 52 rue Fabert, 75007 Paris. The nearest metro is La Tour Maubourg (line 8).

Start time

02:30 pm

End point

  • Les Invalides
    129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

    Your tour will end at the Invalides Museum

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Infants aged 0-3 years are free of charge and do not require a booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Robert_K, Nov 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed how he tried in all of the different people involved in Napoleon’s life.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour and hope it encourages others to visit this amazing museum that so many visitors miss. We hope to see you again on future visits for more discoveries!
Very informative
Susan_M, May 2022
Guide was awesome. Definitely loved what he does. Waited to start talking until everyone was present. Skipped over non important things and went right to the important parts.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to Les Invalides, it's such a fascinating museum and is so often overlooked by visitors to Paris, so we are always especially pleased when we read great reviews for this visit. We hope you had a great stay in Paris and that we'll see you again on future visits!
An in depth tour. We were the only...
margaretconesells, Sept 2017
An in depth tour. We were the only ones on the tour so our guide adjusted the tour to our needs. A little bit too long in my opinion. If you are a huge history buff you will love the tour.
I toured with Thibauld. He was a...
Laura O, July 2017
I toured with Thibauld. He was a wealth of information on the museum, and crafted the tour to meet our interests. He was hilarious, and with the sheer size of the museum, it was incredibly useful to have an expert know where to take us. I loved this museum.