Secret Invalides

A unique guided tour of parts of the Hôtel National des Invalides that are usually closed to the public. Anecdotes, unusual facts, enigmas and legends are explored along the way.

Secret Invalides
Place des Invalides, 75007 Paris 7ème

Adress

Place des Invalides
75007 Paris 7ème
France

URL

www.cultival.fr

Phone

+33 (0)8 25 05 44 05

Access

Metro:
La Tour Maubourg (L8)
Invalides (L8)
Varennes (L13)
Saint François-Xavier (L13)

Bus: 28, 69, 82, 92, 63, 83, 93

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The tour begins with a presentation of the history and architecture of Les Invalides, built by Louis XIV to house his former soldiers, which allows us to understand the daily life of the residents in the 17th century.

This tour includes exploring:

– the reception rooms of the Musée de l’Armée; the Grand Drawing Room and the Rooms of Ornano

– the Cathedral of St. Louis des Invalides and the Caveau des Gouverneurs, which houses the graves of former governors of Les Invalides and important military figures,

– the Eglise du Dôme, a military pantheon that houses the tombs of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey, Napoleon 1st, etc. under its magnificent golden dome. This is where the guide will recount the construction of the Dôme des Invalides, the extraordinary adventures of Napoleon's statue present in the Church and the legends surrounding the French Emperor's death on the island of St. Helena in 1821.

Length of tour: 1h30

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Transports

  • By foot

Tour Operators/Distributors Sales

Yes

Group

  • Minimum number: 20
  • Maximum number: 30

Languages

Spoken language(s)

Adult

12.9 - 12.9€

Complement

Contact Cultival directly for the fares charged to Tourism professionals: pro@cultival.fr

Adult

14.5 - 14.5€

Child

9.9 - 9.9€

Booking

For groups :
Booking required
External guide non accepted