Guided tour

1 February 2022  > 4 November 2022 Visites spécifiques

Every fourth friday, discover the history of the column of the Grande Armée through a guided tour !

Aigle & Colonne

Eagle from the entrance gate & column of the Grande Armée - ©Alexandre Pouliguen for the Centre des monuments nationaux


Guided tour

Every fourth friday at 2:30PM, the team of the column of the Grande Armée welcome you for an english spoken guided tour. 

Next to the site of the camp of Boulogne where Napoleon awarded on August 16th 1804 the Legion of Honour in great pomp to more than two thousand soldiers, the column of the Grande Armée commemorates this event, and the importance of the Legion of Honour in the national symbolic

Find out more about the history of the column, protected as a historic monument since 1905 !



  • Every fourth friday at 2:30PM
  • Length : 45 minutes

Booking is mandatory. Please book your visit by calling us :

The fee includes climbing up the 269 stairs of the column.

Individual entry fee : 4€

Free entry:

  • Young people under 18
  • Young people from 18 to 25 yo (EU or EEA nationals and assimilated - holders of a residence permit or a long-term visa)
  • Disabled civilians, with one attendant per person
  • Job seekers (official document from Pôle Emploi or an establishment of a member country of the assimilated European Union, dated within 6 months)
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