The Army Museum offers a rich and varied cultural programme based on its collections and temporary exhibitions.


The highlights of the year are 2 major heritage exhibitions, which take place in spring and autumn. The aim of these exhibitions is to share our country's military history with as many people as possible, seen within its French and broader European context.

See the exhibition programme (in french).

Classical music concerts

From symphonic orchestras to string quartets through lyrical songs, you can enjoy a range of concerts at the museum. Highlights include prestigious groups such as the French Army Choir, Republican Guard Symphonic Orchestra, Harmonic Orchestra of the Musique de l'Air, and Paris Conservatory Orchestra.

See the concert programme (in french).

Film screenings

We also offer film screenings reflecting the content of the temporary exhibitions. Screenings are free of charge, in the museum auditorium.

See the film screening programme (in french).

Conferences and symposia

In connection with the permanent collections, temporary exhibitions and the heritage and history of the Hôtel des Invalides, the museum regularly organises symposia and conferences, with the aim of teaching people about France's military history. These varied scientific events enable researchers to exchange viewpoints, and to share the results of their work with the public, who are increasingly taking an interest in military history.

See the symposium and conference programme (in french).

Activities for young people

The Army Museum offers various activities for young people (families and schools): workshops, investigation games, storytelling tours...

See the programme of activities for young people (in french).

See the booking terms for activities for young people (in french).

Guided tours for groups

The museum offers many guided tours for groups on a wide variety of themes. These tours are available in different languages.

A few examples of themes include: discovery trail; the secrets of Les Invalides; from Louis XIV to the Revolution (1643-1789); Napoleon I trail (1789-1814); 1914-1918: the Great War; the Second World War...

See the programme of guided tours for groups (in french).

See the booking terms for guided tours for groups (in french).