Les Invalides is a 17th-century architectural complex initially built to care for disabled veterans and wounded soldiers. Today, it is home to some of the most famous museums in France including the Musée de l'Armée (Army Museum), Musée des Plans-Reliefs (Museum of Military Models), and the Tomb of Napoleon I.
Read on to know the opening hours of Les Invalides, the best time to visit, and important information about the nearby attractions, exhibitions, and special events.
Closed On: January 1, May 1, and December 25.
Service: Gourmet food, quick-service restaurant, dining, cafe, takeaway
Closed On: From November 6 to April 3 and January 1, May 1, and December 25.
Service: Cafe, quick service restaurant, fast food, takeaway, dining
Monday to Friday: 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM
January 1, May 1, and December 25
Musée de l'Armée hosts several temporary exhibitions for kids, adults, and history enthusiasts each year.
Timings: Typically, the timings for the exhibition are the same as the opening hours of the museum, i.e. from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Note: Guided tours are not available on January 1, May 1, and December 25 as the museum remains closed.
Les Invalides is generally more crowded during the weekends, especially during the peak tourist season. If you are looking for a relaxed and comfortable experience, plan your visit during the weekdays rather than weekends. This will allow you to avoid the rush and have a pleasant time while exploring the different museums and attractions.
Expect large crowds and rush at Les Invalides during the peak tourist season in Paris which runs from June to September. The weather during peak season is, however, more favorable. Plan a visit during the low season if you are looking for a quieter and more relaxed experience and don’t mind the weather. Additionally, you can expect long wait times during peak season at the entrance especially if you do not book your tickets in advance.
A. Les Invalides is an architectural complex with several museums and attractions. The times for most museums inside the complex are from 10 AM to 6 PM every day.
A. Les Invalides is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.
A. We recommend setting aside 2 to 3 hours to enjoy a comfortable experience at Les Invalides.
A: The best time to visit Les Invalides is during the weekdays, especially in the low seasons. We also recommend visiting near the opening or closing hours to enjoy lesser footfall.
A. Les Invalides has two restaurants that are open from 9 AM to 6 PM.
A. Les Invalides is open on most public holidays except on January 1, May 1, and December 25.
A. A. We recommend avoiding visiting Les Invalides on public holidays as it is likely to be very crowded.
A. The opening hours during public holidays are the same as the regular opening hours from 10 AM to 6 PM.