- the Army Museum’s permanent collections
- the Dome Church and tomb of Napoleon I
- the Charles de Gaulle Monument
- the Museum of Relief Maps
- the Museum of the Order of the Liberation
Built by one of the same architects that built parts of Versailles, the Invalides were originally built to house injured military men during Louis XIV’s many wars. Today it houses the Musée de l’Armée and, most famously, the tomb of Napoleon. With your fast-track tickets you can see the museum and tomb hassle-free.
The museum is open from 10 am to 6pm, during April 1st to October 31st. And from 10 am to 5pm during November 1st to March 31st. Exceptions: the museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. 1st Monday of every month: only the Dome Church (tomb of Napoleon I), Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides and artillery trail are open. On the 1st Monday in July, August and September, the whole museum is open. During the Christmas holidays and springtime holidays, the museum is open until 5.30 pm. The Dôme Church, the Charles de Gaulle monument and the Special exhibition are open until 9pm every Tuesday, April through September 2015. In July and August, the Dôme Church (tomb of Napoleon I) is open until 7 pm. The Charles de Gaulle Monument is closed on Mondays. Reduced price admission for everyone every day from 5 pm in summer and 4 pm in winter, as well as Tuesday nights. Veterans, “Famille nombreuse” SNCF card for large family groups, groups of 10 people and more, subject to booking Paris Visite card holders (valid card and coupon). Reservist soldiers (upon presentation of military identity card). Free Admission: Under-18s, Young people aged 18 to 25 who are nationals or residents of the European Union, French jobseekers and people on income support (proof of status from the last 6 months), disabled visitors and one accompanying person per handicapped person. Pass Education holders, journalists, members of ICOM and ICOMOS, civilian personnel of the Ministry of Defence, French soldiers, Foreign soldiers (in uniform), PARIS MUSEUM PASS holders.