The Hotel des Invalides is a complex of buildings in the seventh arrondissement containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France.
Crowned proudly with a golden dome that illuminates the Paris skyline, the Hôtel Des Invalides is home to Napoleon’s tomb and some of the finest military museums in Europe.
The Hotel des Invalides is a complex of buildings in the seventh arrondissement containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose.
The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site of some of France's war heroes: Entering under the dome of the Hotel, visitors look on the remains of Napoleon in an arena surrounded by magnificent statues paying a chill homage to the Emperor. His grand tomb lies directly underneath the stunning frescoes of the dome. You can also reach the tomb at eye level on the lower floors.