Les Invalides or the National Residence of the Invalides as its full name translates into English is a multipurpose complex in Paris, France. The complex contains museums and monuments relating to the military history of France and also buildings dedicated to its main and original purpose, which is a hospital and retirement home for war veterans. The baroque buildings were opened in 1679 after Louis XIV initiated the project. As well as the complex is the home of the military museum, it is also home of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Cathedral.
The complex is accessible by the public transport system of Paris. By metro, use the 13 line and get off at the complexes local stop ‘Varenne’. You can also get to the complex by using the 69 bus.
Opening Times and Admission
Most of the Les Invalides area is open to the public at all hours of every day.