Monday, September 17, 2012

Les Invalides


If you like to see lots and lots of military uniforms, dating back from the thirteenth century to the more recent World Wars, "le musée de l'Armée", hosted at Les Invalides, is really worth visiting. L'Eglise du Dôme, with its very shiny gold dome, houses the (massive) tomb of Napoléon I. If you go visit "le musée de l'Armée", choose carefully what you want to see because the museum has an enormous amount of items on display.

Les Invalides was built under Louis XIV to provide lodging/care to his disabled or retired soldiers ("invalide" means disabled). The Dôme was re-gilded in 1989 and since it's pretty high up in the Parisian landscape (101 meters), you can see it from quite a distance.

For more information, please visit Les Invalides.

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