France’s national army museum, known as Les Invalides, hosts an impressive collection of armor, weapons and other battle accessories, used throughout France’s long and storied military legacy. What’s more, Les Invalides is home to the gigantic and ornate tomb of Napoleon, where the military leader has his final resting place.
Visitors could spend all day at Les Invalides, wandering throughout halls that showcase France’s military history from Medieval times until the present, and this makes Les Invalides one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Paris. Those who are spending their time Paris at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg are in luck because they will be staying not too far away from Les Invalides, which is also located in the 7th arrondissement.
Plus, visitors in Paris during the months of January and February will have several chances to hear some rousing military concerts. That is because there are a series of concerts taking place at Les Invalides during these months. The groups that play range from conservatory orchestras to professional musicians to groups of young musicians. In its 20 years of existence, the music department at Les Invalides has hosted more than 2,000 concert performances. In fact, concerts are planned year-round, so it does not matter when a trip to Paris is planned.
Concerts take place in the evening and during the afternoon, with evening concerts costing around 9 euros and afternoon concerts costing around 3 euros. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booths of Les Invalides. Concerts can take place in a number of locations within this grand Parisian monument, including the Grand Salon and the Cathedral Saint-Louis. This gives visitors the perfect opportunity to discover the impressive architecture of this museum. However, prospective concert-goers should make sure to check the schedule of Les Invalides in order to see when concerts will be performed.