"Hôtel des Invalides" Les Invalides - Hotel des Invalides Tip by Andraf
Les Invalides - Hotel des Invalides, Paris: 111 reviews and 242 photos
Hotel des Invalides was created by Louis XIV, the Sun King, as a home meant to house wounded and homeless war veterans. Nowadays the complex includes Musee de l'Armee (the Military Museum), the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine and the L'Eglise du Dôme (the Dome Church) were some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte are buried. The building still includes the national institution for disabled veterans. The complex is an outstanding example of French Baroque architecture, designed by Liberal Bruand in the 1670s. The Musee de l'Armee is one of the world's most outstanding military museum with a vast collection of weapons, armor, uniforms and in the building's cobblestone forecourt a massive display of cannons. Many of the weapons used by the revolutionaries to attack Bastille on 14 July 1789 were taken from Les Invalides on the morning of that day. You can spend hours here perusing through all the items men invented so they can hurt their enemies. The Musee des Plans-Reliefs' collection shows French towns and monuments done in scale models.
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