Tourist Guide Paris

Les Invalides

‘L'hôtel national des invalides’ is what the French call Les Invalides –
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‘L'hôtel national des invalides’ is what the French call Les Invalides – which lies in the 7th Arondissement and in the immediate vicinity of the Eiffel tower. In the Invalides grave stones, monuments and museums can be found and above all one will find here important attractions of the military or of France’s military history.

Originally the ‘hôtel national des invalides’ should have accommodated the war-injured and as a church was also meant to be built, the ‘Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides’ was built without further a-do. The dome of Les Invalides can be illuminated given to the fact that the dome consists of two layers.

Napoleon was buried here and one can see the crypt of Napoleon when using the stairs behind the main altar. One can also see reliefs here which represent the transfer of Napoleon’s body to Paris. On the large pillars of the crypt one can admire all of the great military successes in the wake of Napoleon’s command.