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Visited here with teenage son - it is such a calm place in the middle of a busy city. We sat for a while just enjoying the peace and quiet and looking at the architecture of this lovely place. It is not all glitzy and...More
When you visit Napoleon's tomb at des Invalides, at one point you see into the Cathedral from the main axis. You can then visit the cathedral as you move through the complex. I have to admit I still don't understand why it is a cathedral...More
The Dômes of the Invalides is unique because it conceals two churches. King Louis the XIV wanted to have a church that the soldiers could visit but also a church that he could visit without being disturbed by anyone else, a private part in the...More
This cathedral is within the hotel des invalides and was built in the 17th century. The golden dome is a particular focal point with its shimmering golden colour that shines in the sunlight. Well worth a visit.
We visited des Invalides to see Napoleon's tomb (make sure you walk to the front of the building). It is a marvelous building to see with its exquisite stonework and marble. The building contains a museum and monuments, including the remains of Napoleon and his...More
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
politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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Naopleon's Tomb is south of the Cour d"Honneur, most easily entered from Avenue de Tourville. If you walk south from the Cour (away from the river), you are bound to hit it. Just keep asking "Napoleon" and people will point... More
Naopleon's Tomb is south of the Cour d"Honneur, most easily entered from Avenue de Tourville. If you walk south from the Cour (away from the river), you are bound to hit it. Just keep asking "Napoleon" and people will point you in the right direction.