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3000 years of history await you at the Invalides

3000 years of history await you at the Invalides

Museum & Exhibitions

Don’t miss the incredible sound and light show called Lutetia; 3000 Years of History, developed by the French screenwriter Bruno Seillier. Take the opportunity during your stay at the Hotel d'Angleterre to experience three millennia of epic events recreated in the timeless setting of the Court of Honour of the Hôtel des Invalides. Until August 30th.

 

You have an appointment with history

As darkness falls you have an appointment with the great figures of French history in a place of great dignity and solemnity. Come and enjoy an immersive experience that will take you from yesterday's Lutetia to today's Paris via the splendour of the Renaissance, the chaos of the Revolution and much more... Voyage through our history and see all its great moments.

 
A 360° projection for a monumental show

Images of exceptional quality produced by 4K video latest generation projectors will be presented on 240 metres of the Invalides building frontage. These three ‘screens’ together offer around 5,000 m2 of projection surface beneath the starry night sky, allowing for amazing visual effects! Leading French actors such as André Dussolier and Jacques Roehrich contribute the narration, creating a perfectly synchronised whole.

 

A night walk in the Church of the Dome 

The evening will continue in the Church of the Dome with a ‘night walk with a thousand candles’. The year 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon. Here you can see his magnificent tomb and those of other famous French military figures.

 

The Army Museum

Created in 1905 in the grounds of the Invalides, the Musée de l'Armée houses some 500,000 artefacts throughout its more than 8,000 m2, making this the most important military history museum in France and one of the finest anywhere. Its many fascinating treasures include the third largest collection of armour and ancient weapons in the world and the majestic armour of the kings of France.

 

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