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Private Les Invalides Dome & Napoleon's Tomb Guided Tour: Exclusive Cultural Immersion

Experience Parisian Grandeur Privately with Skip-the-Line Access and Expert Guides

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Duration: 2hs Private Tour

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Was Napoleon really afraid of cats? How did Louis XIV use ballet in politics? You’ll learn about these towering figures and the rest of France’s turbulent military history during our 1.5-2 hour introduction to the Musée de l’Armée, housed inside the golden-domed Hotel des Invalides.


From the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the notorious general Napoleon Bonaparte, France has seen its fair share of military exploits, and there’s no better place to delve into it all than the Musée de l’Armée in the magnificent Hotel des Invalides!

Our private walking tour begins in the courtyard of the Invalides. Here, you’ll learn about the building’s 17th century roots as a veteran’s hospital under Louis XIV, and take a walk through the cathedral that was dedicated to his troops. From there, you’ll explore the dynamic history of Napoleon Bonaparte, widely acknowledged to have been France’s most brilliant military general, but whose blinding ambition would eventually lead to his death in exile. You’ll be able to visit his tomb, which lies beneath the Invalides’ golden dome, and check out the museum’s treasure trove of artifacts, military maps and more.

Highlights Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

Napoleon Bonaparte’s tomb

An exciting look into France’s turbulent military history

Cathedral Saint-Louis-des-Invalides

Dome of Invalides, a triumph of Baroque French architecture

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