Musee de l’Armee

The Musee de l’Armée is a museum at Les Invalides in Paris, France. Originally built as a hospital and home for disabled soldiers by Louis XIV, it now houses the Tomb of Napoleon and the museum of the Army of France. The museum’s collections cover the time period from antiquity until the 20th century.

The museum was established in 1905 in the prestigious setting of the Hotel national des Invalides. It holds 500,000 artifacts, including weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings, exhibited in an area of 12,000 m?. The permanent collections are organized into «historical collections», representing a chronological tour from ancient times through the end of World War II.

Official web site: http://www.invalides.org