Secrets Invalides

  • Discovery

Travel to the heart of the rich history of the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris, with all the enigmas and legends that have surrounded it since its foundation.

This unusual guided tour will take you into places usually closed to the public, such as the Caveau des Gouverneurs.

Your Cultival guide will tell you about the mysteries of the construction of the Dôme des Invalides, the extraordinary adventures of the statue of Napoleon, the mysterious presence of Rouget de Lisle at the Invalides... Your visit will end with the majestic Church of the Dome which houses, under its golden dome, the masterly tomb of Napoleon I.

New! Your Cultival visit will include, until 13/02/22, a part of the contemporary art tour "Napoleon? Again! "proposed by the Musée de l'Armée. You will discover works that question the figure of Napoleon while highlighting the exceptional architecture of the place. NOTE: The proposed visit is not specific to this contemporary art tour, but your guide will be able to show you several major works.

Length of tour: 1h30

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9.30 am and 6 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Closed from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and at 5 pm on Friday.


Adult: 12.90 €.

Group rate available for > 20 people.

● Group visit 14.4€/adult - 8€/child (10-18 years old)
● Private visit 218€/group + 8€/pers.

Adult: 17.60 €
Child (17 years): 8 € ((10-18 years old)).

Group rate available for > 20 people.



  • By foot


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers


  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Services and facilities


  • Public WC


Spoken languages

  • Arab
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


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

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

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  • For groups :
    Booking required
    External guide non accepted