"Hotel National des Invalides" Les Invalides - Hotel des Invalides Tip by TRimer

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

  Invalides Before a Storm
by TRimer

Les Invalides comprises the largest single collection/complex of monuments in Paris, including:

Musée de l'Armée
Musée des Plans-Reliefs
Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération
L'Eglise de St-Louis-des-Invalides

The most significant event in the history of Les Invalides however, is unquestionably the return of the body of Napoléon in 1840. After seven years of negotiation with the British government, Louis-Philippe, King of France, obtained permission to repatriate the Emperor's remains from St. Helena. On 8 October 1840 - 19 years after the death of the Emperor - the coffin was exhumed and opened for two minutes before transport to France aboard the frigate La Belle Poule. Those present claim that the body remained in a state of perfect preservation.

Address: Esplanade des Invalides
Directions: Metro: Varenne
Phone: +33 1 44 42 38 77
Website: http://www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html

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  • Updated Feb 10, 2005
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