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Musee des Plans-Reliefs

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The Musée des Plans-reliefs houses a unique collection: historical models of fortified cities and surrounding countryside, made between the reign of Louis XIV and Napoleon III. A great discovery in the heart of Paris. The ticket entrance also...more
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129 rue de Grenelle | Hôtel national des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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+33 1 45 51 92 45
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

You might as well see this. The models have been impressively displayed. It is on the top floor of the Invalides. Don't miss it.

Thank sisterandersen
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is being advertised as a separate museum at Blvd Invalides 6. It is not. You can only enter in front of the dome, and you will enter and pay for the complete Military Museum. You will also need to endure the extremely slow security...More

Thank Major B
MuseePLR, Public Relations Manager at Musee des Plans-Reliefs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hello, Thank you for your visit. We hope you enjoyed it. Sorry for the inconvenience whit the directions. Could you precise - if you remember - on which website these bad directions were indicated ? It will be very helpfull ! Best regards Le musée...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Since we had a museum pass, I wanted to visit this site as a lover of models and geography. The detail in each piece are amazing. If it is not going to cost you additional money go to the 4th floor then take the time...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We passed through this museum while visiting the army museum. Situated on the top floor, it is set in semi darkness and has around twenty models of landscapes from France. Not very interesting for anyone who isn't from any of these areas.

1  Thank TOM H
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are a history buff, this should be on your list of places to visit. There is a wide variety of displays, with a lot of it centred on WWI and WWII. However, my favourite display is on the 4th floor - the Relief...More

Thank Geoffrey D
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place will take you maybe 30 mins to visit but it was pretty cool. If you are looking to kill a little time and especially if you have the museum pass I would go here. They have vast maps with the building on them....More

Thank Tasha S
MuseePLR, Chargée de communication at Musee des Plans-Reliefs, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 24 July 2016

As it's included in the ticket for the whole building, it's definitely worth spending some time and going to see these intricate and fascinating relief maps that were used for defensive artillery when accurate maps weren't available. The detail is amazing and a superb record...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Located inside Hotel des Invalides on the top floor are miniature models of cities, fortresses, areas, etc. My 14 year old artist and I both loved it. If you like miniatures don't miss this tiny gem.

1  Thank FlapjawJr
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We loved this display of military models of fortified cities tucked away inside the Hôtel des Invalides. It's a little difficult to find – you may have to ask at the Musee de l'Armee information booth for directions. If you have a museum pass, it's...More

1  Thank sks028
Reviewed 8 January 2015

It's at the top floor of the Invalides building, under the roof, a bit hot atmosphere. Interesting to see how known cities were represented in view of a military attack. Not lots of people. Some explanations about the history of their creations completes the exposition.

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area
of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and
Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military
precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The
area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants
and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and
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