Discover Les Invalides with this exclusive and fascinating 90-minute guided tour.
Delve into the heart of the Hôtel National des Invalides, and visit the places that the general public don't usually get to see!
Your guided tour will begin with a presentation of the history and the architecture of Les Invalides. Built by Louis XIV in the 17th century as a place of respite for war veterans, the Hôtel des Invalides now houses several museums as well as Napoleon’s tomb.
You will have the privilege of exploring the Army Museum's splendid reception rooms: the Grand Salon and the Salons d’Ornana.
The tour continues at the Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides and the Caveau des Gouvereurs, where you will find the tombs of former governers of Les Invalides and high military personalities.
Lastly, you will be led to the majestic Dome Church, a military pantheon which houses the tombs of Turenne, Vauvan, Foch, Lyautey and Napoleon I.
Here, your guide will recount how the Invalides Dome was built, the extraordinary adventure of Napoleon’s statue that stands in the Church, and the legends surrounding the death of the Emperor in 1821 on St. Helena.
Enjoy a unique and original tour!