"Les Invalides" Les Invalides - Hotel des Invalides Tip by morgr

Les Invalides - Hotel des Invalides, Paris: 113 reviews and 249 photos

  Le dome des Invalides
by morgr

Originally a hospital, the Invalides has now been transformed into the final resting place of Napoleon, and a museum. In the dome church (pictured), right in the centre directly under the dome, you can see Napoleons tomb. He is in seven (I think, don't quote me) coffins one inside the other. As well there is his brother and a few other random military figures here as well.

The museum in the other building would have been the former hospital area, now transformed into a large military museum. It showcases the history of the French military and different uniforms and guns and such things. You'll need a looong time to conquer this mountain of a museum however.

What I found the coolest was, they have Napoleons actual horse stuffed, preserved and on display. Take that Lenin!

Address: 7th Arr.
Phone: 33 (0)1 44 42 43 87
Website: http://www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2005
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