Wheelchair Accessible Les Invalides Paris

Accessibility :

Accessible Museums,
Tomb of Napoleon I is Inaccessible,
Accessible Toilets,
Accessible Parking Available


For details of other wheelchair accessible hotels, wheelchair-friendly eating and drinking options and wheelchair accessible attractions in central Paris, see the Wheelchair Accessible Paris Guide

Relive the military history of France in the Hôtel des Invalides.

The golden dome of Les Invalides (or to give it its full name: the Hôtel National des Invalides – literally “the National House of the Disabled”) houses both the Musée de l’Armée (the Military Museum of France), and the tallest church building in Paris – the 107 metre high Eglise du Dôme (also known as the Dôme des Invalides), which houses the tomb of Napoleon I.

And although the museum is fully accessible to wheelchair using visitors to Paris, the church building, and the tomb of Napoleon it contains, is not accessible (there are steps on both the outside, and on the inside, of the Eglise du Dôme).

This partial accessibility is possibly why entrance to the museum is free for wheelchair users and one carer (evidence must be shown).

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available in the museum areas.

Access to Les Invalides is via the southern entrance (the far side of the building if you approach it from the equally ornate Pont Alexandre III bridge over the Seine.


See the Wheelchair Accessible Paris Guide for details of other wheelchair accessible attractions, restaurants and hotels in central Paris.

Photo credit: by Rodrigo Pignatta from Pixabay.

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