"Go and see the Dome des..." Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides Tip by Janellabel


Go and see the Dome des Invalides. This was one of my favourite places in Paris. This is where Napoleans rests. This gold guilded dome was erected between 1679-1706. In 1840 Louis-Philippe retrieved the emperor's body from St Helena and bought him back to this final resting place.
Napoleans Sacrophagus is made from red porphyry from Finland on a green granite base from Vosges. Inside is Napoleans body encased in 6 coffins the first of iron, second acacia wood, third and fourth of lead, fifth of ebony and the sixth of oak. Surrounding his grave is six sculptures (victories) each representing each of Napoleans greatest victories.

It is beautiful. The picture attached is very bad and you may not be able to see anything but I loved this place so much I had to include it.

Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Directions: Between Avenue de la Motte-Picquet & Boulevard des Invalides
Phone: +33 810 11 33 99
Website: http://www.musee-armee.fr/collections/les-espaces-du-musee/cathedrale-saint-louis-des-invalides.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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