Musee de l'Armee

Welcome to Invalides - the Musee de L'Armee

gloomy exterior photo of Invalides

The Musee de L'Armee is located at the Invalides in Paris, France. Originally built as a hotel for disabled soldiers (Invalides) by Louis XIV, it now houses the Tomb of Napoleon 1st and the museum of the Army of France. The museum's collections cover the time period from antiquity until the 20th century. The museum is open every day except January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, and Christmas.


This website is a review of the collection of First Empire uniforms at the Invalides. On the left is a list of all the rooms ("Salle") and the corridor ("Corridor") of the Musee de L'armee that cover the period from 1804 - 1815. The general focus of the cases in that Salle or corridor is listed below the name. Click on the room to see an overview of its contents and then dive deeper into the details of the items in the cases.











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