Opening times and prices

Planning your visit to the Musée de l'Armée...

Opening times

The Musée de l'Armée is open every day of the year.

From 1 April to 31 October: 10am to 6pm

  • From April to September, open on Tuesday evenings until 9pm: access to the Dome Church, Tomb of Napoleon I, the department of Louis XIV to Napoleon III, the extraordinary cabinets, the current temporary exhibition and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation;
  • In July and August, the Dome Church, Tomb of Napoleon, is open until 7pm.

From 1 November to 31 March: 10am to 5pm

  • Christmas and winter school holidays, 10 am to 5.30pm.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

The tills close 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

Hôtel National des Invalides opening times

The Hôtel National des Invalides site is open to the public every day during the Museum's opening times.

Admission fees

The Museum admission ticket gives access to the permanent collections, the Dome Church, Tomb of Napoleon I, and the current temporary exhibition, along with the Museum of the Order of the Liberation and the Museum of Relief Maps.

That's handy! Buy your queue jump tickets (full price tickets) at the Museum's online ticket office

Conditions of free and discounted admission

Visitors entitled to free admission to the Museum must collect a ticket at the tills, even if they are accompanying visitors who hold cards or tickets giving them direct access to the Museum.

Young people aged 18 to 25 and visitors holding the Pass Education

Young people aged 18 to 25 who are nationals or residents of the European Union and visitors holding the Pass Education are entitled to free access to the permanent collections and the Dome Church, Tomb of Napoleon I, along with the Museum of the Order of the Liberation and the Museum of Relief Maps. To visit the temporary exhibition, they will have to buy a ticket at a price of €5.

Paris Museum Pass

The PARIS MUSEUM PASS offers free, unlimited queue jump access to all areas of the Musée de l’Armée (including temporary exhibitions) as well as over 60 other museums and monuments in Paris and the Paris region.

The Paris Museum Pass is on sale at the Museum's tills.

3 options (prices on 01/01/2017):

  • 2 days: €48
  • 4 days: €62
  • 6 days: €74

Visit the Paris Museum Pass website

Other Museum prices

The digital guide

The digital visitors' guide is unavailable at the moment, as the service is being completely redesigned with the aim of offering you an even richer experience.

From April 2019 onwards, you will be able to enjoy a new version of the guide, including a trail devoted to the Museum's essential exhibits, available in several languages, along with a guided tour of the current temporary exhibition.

Concerts, visits and activities with a tour guide 

All year long, the Museum also puts on classical music concerts along with activities for young people and guided tours.

Find out more about the guided tours and activities, and make a booking

Visit the website for the Music Season at Les Invalides, and make a booking

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Historial Charles de Gaulle

En raison de la mise à jour des dispositifs sonores, l'historial Charles de Gaulle sera fermé les 27, 28 et 29 mai. Merci de votre compréhension - The Historial Charles de Gaulle will be closed on May 27, 28 and 29. Thank you for your understanding.