Skip-the-line Invalides Dome Louis XIV & Napoleon Tour - Exclusive Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France
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From USD 125.28

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


Delve into France’s military history by going on a private tour of Musée de l’Armée. Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines with skip-the-line entrance tickets included. By exploring the museum with a private guide, you won’t have to study floor plans, and you'll be taken straight to the highlights. Visit the cathedral that King Louis XIV built for his former troops and see Napoleon’s tomb.
  • See the tomb of Napoleon at Les Invalides and learn about King Louis XIV
  • Learn about France’s military history at Musée de l’Armée
  • Your private guide will lead your through museum highlights
  • Avoid long visitor lines with skip-the-line tickets

What's Included

  • TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Meet your guide outside the main gate of Invalides. The main gate is located on the north entrance at Place des Invalides facing the famous Alexandre III bridge. It’s is the main entrance to enter the Invalides. 

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Invalides dome and museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT RE: WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY **Wheelchair friendly tour is only available as a PRIVATE TOUR (if you chose the "SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR" option, you will not be able to have a tour or a refund)**
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Excellent private skip the line tour
Anthony_G, July 2022
My husband and I did this private tour in English. Romain was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He answered all of our questions and was very enthusiastic about explaining the history of Invalides. The tour was fun and interesting.
Excellent guided tour with a knowledgeable guide
Neil_B, July 2022
Excellent guided tour with a knowledgeable guide who is clearly really into their military history and background to Les Invalides. As with most museum's in Paris, the place is far too big to take in over the course of a trip with a guide, but you are left with your entry tickets afterwards for some self-exploration.
An excellent guide to a very interesting museum.
Christie_N, July 2022
We really appreciated Taylor's knowledge and style. She was attentive to all of us and did a great job sharing important information with both adults and kids.
Dennis was incredibly...
Joanne_T, June 2022
Dennis was incredibly informative. He had a wonderful sense of humor and made the whole experience memorable.
learned and enjoyed!
karen_b, June 2022
Eduardo was amazing! He was so informative and fun to be with. he had great passion and it came through. We learned so much and he was patient with all of our questions! all 5 of us give him 5++ stars!
Great tour with Napoleon in the centre
Hendrik_G, May 2022
Our guide Michele took us for a couple of hours through the museum. He did a wonderful job and gave us the full story about Napoleon and place itself. Absolutely a recommendation for history lovers.
Visite privée
Florence_D, Dec 2021
Nous avons passé un très bon moment avec Lucien. Une visite privée et personnalisée, riche en informations et découvertes.