Guided tour

Invalides War Museum the World Wars Guided Tour

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Invalides War Museum the World Wars Guided Tour

From US$ 118.77 per person

Your engaging guide will lead you through the wars, sharing the most significant stories to help you understand France’s place in it and the effects these wars had on the French people.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about World War I & II from an expert guide
  • See WWI weaponry and equipment
  • Hear stories of famous leaders and the wars
Full description
Take a tour of the Invalides War Museum with an expert guide. Begin by exploring the 19th century roots that lead to one of the bloodiest wars ever, learning about characters like Bismarck during the Franco-Prussian War. From there, your guide will piece together the chain of events, including the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, that set off World War I. Come face to face with the equipment, uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts that were used during the war’s many battles. Relive the famous Battle of the Marne while seeing one of the iconic taxis that played a crucial role. Watch original footage detailing the atrocities before finally understanding how the Treaty of Versailles ended things. You’ll even see the train car where the armistice was signed, ending the war. Afterwards, learn how the threat of Adolf Hitler came to be a reality, launching World War II. Discuss significant events like the Ligne Maginot, Dunkerque, and the Occupation of Paris while meandering among artefacts collected from the battlefields. Your guide will discuss famous men like Pétain and De Gaulle who helped guide France through this horrendous war. You will discover stories behind the battles of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris, which lead ultimately the preservation of the city that you can still enjoy today.
Includes
  • Entrance fees and skip-the-line access to the museums
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and small group tour options
  • Walking tour
  • Wheelchair tours available only on request
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Temporary exhibits
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
  • The semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases GetYourGuide is unable to provide refunds or discounts
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. Some collections may vary along the year
  • Please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached on during your trip
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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Gut, nett und sehr interessant

Alles super, leider habe ich nicht alles verstanden. Möglicherweise lag es an der sprachbarriere

April 16, 2019

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Our tour guide Fred was awesome! Very knowledgeable and friendly! Brought my 2 kids (11 and 14) and we all really enjoyed the tour!

November 12, 2019

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