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Napoleon's tomb

Les Invalides is a large 17th-century building located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. It’s very close to the Military Academy at the end of the Champs de Mars and currently houses the popular Military Museum.

Originally, the building was designed to house those hurt in war (thus “les invalides”). At the end of the 1800s, there were two museums about artillery and military history, but in 1905 they were combined to become the Musée de l’Armée which we have today.

The entire palace complex is enormous and includes various French-style gardens, a war hospital, a large museum, a housing area, a cathedral, and a store with all kinds of items and books about war, Napoleon, and French history. There’s also a cafe, and finally a church whose golden dome is one of the most recognizable points of the city and whose interior houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

This last place, along with the museum, is among the most visited places in the city. It’s very interesting and I’d go as far to say emotional to be beside the tomb under that hulking golden dome. The tomb is in a lowered area and embedded in a large block of black marble brought from mines in the Alps. The tomb itself is also worth a look for its craftsmanship and the amazing quality of the materials.

A complete visit to the complex requires a couple of days (you can spend an entire visit in the museum alone). The collection is fascinating, though, especially for those who like military history.

Remember that entry is free on the first Sunday of every month. During the rest of the week, you can visit the Cour d’Honneur and its large collection of cannons, the cafe, bookstore, and gardens for free. Entry is also free after 4 in the afternoon.
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Hôtel des invalides

This palace was built to house over 4,000 war wounded, but it is now a warm museum that’s sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in military history. For me, I preferred to just enjoy the elegance of the building itself and pay a visit to the tomb. It’s formed of six coffins of red porphyry that fit inside each other like a Russian doll. Within the same church, generals like Foch are buried alongside Napoleon. It’s an impressive and obligatory visit.
Roberto Gonzalez
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Les invalides

The Hotel des Invalides was created as a place for disabled veterans. Most of the rooms are occupied by museums or by the military authorities. The Napoleon is buried in a red tomb in the chapel, above a green granite base, as his wish was to be near the Seine and among the French people. The twelve goddesses of victory surround the crypt and serve as a reminder of the twelve most important campaigns of Napoleon. The entrance is flanked by German tanks captured in World War II.

Originally built as a hotel

Le Musée de L'Armée is located at Invalides in Paris. Originally it was built as a hotel for disabled soldiers of Louis XIV, it now houses the Tomb of Napoleon 1st and the Army Museum. The museum is open every day and was inaugurated in 1905. Exposure of the Second World War is very broad and covers several rooms with samples of the German invasion, the occupation of France, resistance and liberation.
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Tour the ancient and magnificent set ...

Tour the ancient and magnificent set of buildings is the Hotel des Invalides was built in 1670 commissioned by Louis XIV to house the more than 4,000 veterans of the French army, he was one of the stories that touched me because it is not very common consider the combatants to respect that manifests from every corner of this building. Today is, in what at the time was the Mansion of the Invalides, the Museum of Weapons or Army Museum which, as its name suggests, has on display all kinds of weapons, medieval armor, the history of the French armed forces and the creations of the most renowned gunsmiths from Italy, France and Germany among other great multiplicity of object. He deserves a separate paragraph everything that makes World War II and the amount of documentation. It is one of the monuments declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. I also mean to take good pictures behind glass is almost impossible to achieve.

Recorrer el antiguo y magnifico conjunto de edificios que es el Hotel de los Inválidos construido en 1670 por encargo de Luis XIV para dar albergue a los más de 4000 veteranos del ejército francés, fue una de las historias que más me conmovió porque no es muy común considerar a los combatientes con el respeto que se manifiesta desde todos los rincones de este edificio.
En la actualidad se encuentra, en lo que en su momento fue el Palacete de los Inválidos, el Museo de las Armas o Museo del Ejército el que, tal como lo indica su nombre, tiene en exposición armas de todo tipo, armaduras medievales, la historia de las fuerzas armadas francesas y las creaciones de los más renombrados armeros de Italia, Francia y Alemania entre otra gran multiplicidad de objeto. Merece un párrafo aparte todo lo que hace a la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la cantidad de documentación al respecto. Es otro de los Monumentos declarados por la UNESCO Patrimonio de la Humanidad. También quiero decir que sacar buenas fotos detrás de vidrio es algo casi imposible de lograr.
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Ingenuity of louis xiv

The Hotel des Invalides is one of the historical monuments not to be missed in Paris. It was built by order of Louis XIV in 1670 to house his soldiers disabled or too old to serve in the war. The construction of military housing is completed in just three years and the first disabled settle in October 1674. The lives of 4,000 residents is subject to the requirements of a barracks and a monastery. Divided into companies, soldiers work in garment factories uniforms, shoes, tapestries and illumination. Today, the museum houses the Army places.

Ingéniosité de louis xiv

L'hôtel des Invalides est un des monuments historiques à ne pas manquer à Paris.

Il fût construit sous l'ordre de Louis XIV en 1670 afin d'abriter ses soldats invalides ou trop âgés pour servir à la guerre.

La construction de l'enceinte militaire est achevée en trois ans seulement et les premiers invalides s'y installent dès octobre 1674. La vie des 4 000 pensionnaires est soumise aux exigences d'une caserne et d'un monastère. Divisés en compagnies, les soldats travaillent dans des ateliers de confection d'uniformes, de cordonnerie, de tapisserie et d'enluminure.Aujourd'hui le musée de l'Armée abrite les lieux.

Situé aux Invalides, le musée de l'Armée est une grande et longue leçon d'Histoire.

Il est séparé en cinq parties: le département des armes et armures anciennes, l'église du Dôme avec le tombeau de Napoléon 1er, département des 2 guerres mondiales, l'Histoire de Charles de Gaulle et le département Moderne.

A vous de choisir la partie de l'Histoire qui vous correspond le plus, pour ma part le département des 2 guerres mondiales est une réussite avec des vidéos et du son, on est transporté dans le passé.
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Wonderful golden dome

The Cathedral of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides and its marvelous dome, were added to the fantastic set of des Invalides, at the request of the Sun King and through his Minister of War, then in the year 1676. The Sovereign, did not want to mingle with the soldiers, when they hear a religious service, so he built this Cadetral also called Church of the soldiers, attached to the Royal Chapel. We now occupies the dome or Dome des Invalides, built by architect Jules Mansart, which has a height of 107 meters and its construction was completed in 1708, 27 years after the foundation stone laid. The dome is the supreme work of French classical architecture, is RECIBOERTA GOLD and dominates any complex structures. Its interior decoration celebrating life of Louis XIV, its monarchy, its Army and is adorned with flags and banners, captured from the enemy and considered war trophies that before construction adorned Notre Dame de Paris. This wonderful golden dome is a landmark Parisian landscape.

Cúpula dorada maravillosa

La Catedral de Saint-Louis-des-Invalides y su maravillosa CUPULA, fueron añadidos al fantástico conjunto de des INVALIDES, a pedido del REY SOL y por intermedio de su Ministro de Guerra, posteriormente, en el año 1676.
El Soberano, no quería mezclarse con los soldados, cuando escuchara un Servicio Religioso, por eso mandó construir esta Cadetral también llamada IGLESIA DE LOS SOLDADOS, adosada a
Nos ocupa ahora su CUPULA o DOME des INVALIDES, construida por el Arquitecto Jules Mansart, que tiene una altura de 107 metros y su construcción se completó en el año 1708, 27 años después de colocada la piedra basal.
La CUPULA es la OBRA SUPREMA de la Arquitectura Clásica Francesa, está RECIBOERTA de ORO y domina a cualquiera de las estructuras del complejo.
Su decoración interior ensalza la vida de Luis XIV, de su Monarquía, de sus Ejércitos y está adornada por Banderas y Estandartes, arrebatados al enemigo y considerados trofeos de guerra, que antes de su construcción adornaban Notre Dame de París.
Esta cúpula dorada maravillosa constituye un punto de referencia del paisaje parisiense.
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A monument devoted to arms

The Hotel des Invalides is one of the landmarks of the city of Paris. This monument of the late seventeenth century was built at the request of Louis XIV as a hospice for disabled his armies. Today, the Hotel des Invalides houses both a museum of the army, the national secretary of defense and national security and military pantheon including Napoleon but Marshal Vauban or Rouget rests Lisle. The monument itself is an architectural marvel of classic style designed by architect Liberal Bruant, who also directed the Salpêtrière Hospital, and his disciple Jules Hardouin-Mansart, who participated in the development of Versailles. The Hotel des Invalides in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, you can get there by subway from the station "Invalides" (lines 8 and 13), "Varenne" (line 13) and "La Tour Maubourg" (line 8) .

Un monument consacré aux armées

L'Hôtel des Invalides est l'un des monuments emblématiques de la ville de Paris. Ce monument de la fin du XVIIème siècle a été érigé à la demande de Louis XIV pour servir d'hospice pour les invalides de ses armées.
Aujourd'hui, l'Hôtel des Invalides abrite à la fois un musée de l'armée, le secrétariat national de la défense et de la sécurité nationale et un panthéon militaire où repose notamment Napoléon Ier mais aussi le maréchal de Vauban ou encore Rouget de Lisle.
Le monument en lui même est une merveille architecturale de style classique dessinée par l'architecte Libéral Bruant, qui a aussi réalisé l'Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, et par son disciple Jules Hardouin-Mansart qui participa à l'élaboration du Château de Versailles.
L'Hôtel des Invalides se trouve dans le 7eme arrondissement de Paris, on peut y accéder en métro depuis les stations "Invalides" (lignes 8 et 13), "Varenne" (ligne 13) et "La Tour Maubourg" (ligne 8).
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The hotel des invalides building is b...

The Hotel des Invalides building is built on the orders of Louis XIV to house disabled his armies. The building that still function today, but also a military museum. Napoleon thereafter will continue to maintain the site and links to war invalids. Today several French man war are buried, including Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (author of the Marseillaise), Napoleon 1st ... A historical museum of the army is installed, which allows you to discover the trophies, traditions and objects of soldiers' lives, and of course the artillery. Access to the museum is free for children under the age of 25, however the tour full price only costs 9 euro.

L'Hôtel des Invalides est bâtiment construit sur les ordres de Louis XIV pour abriter les invalides de ses armées. Le bâtiment à encore cette fonction aujourd'hui, mais est également un musée militaire. Napoléon à par la suite va continué d'entretenir le site et des liens avec les invalides de guerre. Aujourd'hui plusieurs homme de guerre français y reposent, notamment Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (auteur de la marseillaise), Napoléon 1er ... Un musée historique de l'armée y est installé, qui permet de découvrir les trophées, traditions et objets de vie des soldats, et biensur l'artillerie. L’accès au musée est gratuit pour les moins de 25 ans, cependant la visite en plein tarif ne coûte que 9 euro.
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Tomb of napoleon

Museum of Weapons (Les Invalides): This place was a hospital where he led the war invalid settled for treatment. Today it has become a war museum, where we can find weapons of the medieval era, samurai weapons, tanks, cannons among many other antiquities of guerras.Tudo very interesting, but the best is that it is the tomb of the mighty Napoleon Bonaparte, the great emperor of França.A tomb of Napoleon is simply a huge chest brown marble that is in one of the photos, this is the center of a circle that we must look to bow to him, intentionally perfect! At the same site have other tombs of unknown soldiers and more emperors, not that important ... a ride cool! One of the most cultural and nicer to hit a basic fotinhas!

Tumba de napoleão

Museu das Armas (Les invalides): O local foi um hospital onde se levavam os soldados inválidos pela guerra para tratamento. Hoje tornou-se o museu da guerra, onde podemos encontrar armamentos da era medieval, armamentos de samurais, tanques de guerra, canhões entre diversas outras antigüidades das guerras.

Tudo muito interessante, mas o melhor é que nele se encontra a tumba do poderoso Napoleão Bonaparte, o grande imperador da França. A tumba de Napoleão é simplesmente um baú enorme de mármore marrom que está em uma das fotos, este se encontra no centro de um círculo que para olharmos temos que nos curvar a ele, intencionalmente perfeito!

No mesmo local temos outras tumbas de soldados desconhecidos e de mais imperadores, não tão importantes assim... um passeio bacana! Um dos lugares mais culturais e mais bonitos para bater umas fotinhas básicas!
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Les invalides, officially known as th...

Les Invalides, officially known as the Hôtel National des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids) is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of France, as well que'un hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the latter being the original purpose of the complex. The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of the heroes of the war France, including Napoleon Bonaparte.

Les Invalides, officiellement connu comme l'Hôtel National des Invalides (La Résidence national des Invalides) est un complexe de bâtiments dans le 7ème arrondissement de Paris, France, contenant les musées et monuments, liés à l'histoire militaire de la France, ainsi que'un hôpital et une maison de retraite pour les anciens combattants, ces-ci étant le but original du complexe. Les bâtiments abritent le Musée de l'Armée, le musée militaire de l'armée de la France, le Musée des Plans-Reliefs, et le Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, ainsi que le lieu de sépulture pour certains des héros de guerre de la France, Napoléon Bonaparte notamment.
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In paris, the army museum is located ...

In Paris, the Army Museum is located in the Hotel des Invalides. It was opened in 1905. It offers exhibitions of paintings and artillery battle. The Dome Church is part of the museum and home to the famous tomb of Napoleon made of marble and that of his two brothers. 2500 m² museum depicting the life, work and history of General Charles de Gaulle. While keeping the authenticity of its architecture, the museum is undergoing significant renovations since 1990. If you love the history of France and armaments, this museum is for you!

A Paris, le musée de l'Armée est situé dans l'hôtel des Invalides. Il fut inauguré en 1905. Il propose des expositions d'artilleries et de peintures de Bataille. L'église du Dôme fait partie intégrante du musée et abrite le célèbre tombeau de Napoléon fait tout de marbre ainsi que celui de ses deux frères. 2 500 m² du musée retracent la vie, l'œuvre et l'histoire du Général Charles de Gaulle. Tout en gardant l'authenticité de son architecture, le musée fait l'objet de rénovations importantes depuis 1990. Si vous êtes amateur de l'histoire de France et des armements, ce musée est fait pour vous!
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Spectacular, there are no words to describe the interior of invalids

Incredible place, especially inside, which left us in awe. We will have free admission to the musseum pass, for this and many other monuments and museums of Paris. Spectacular, there are no words to describe the interior of invalids. It can be seen in about two hours carefully, but if want to see the gardens and the museum of the Navy will take about 5 hours, but worth this investment of time.

Espectacular, no hay palabras para describir el interior de los inválidos

Increíble lugar, sobre todo en su interior, el cual nos dejó maravillados. Dispondremos de entrada gratuita con la musseum pass, tanto para este como otros muchos monumentos y museos de París.
Espectacular, no hay palabras para describir el interior de los inválidos.
Puede verse en unas dos horas con detenimiento, pero si queréis ver los jardines y el museo de la armada se necesitan unas 5 horas, pero merece la pena tal inversión de tiempo.
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Located in the heart of the parisian ...

Located in the heart of the Parisian capital, in the 7th arrondissement, the Hôtel des Invalides is undeniably one of the main historical monuments of Paris, but also a favorite with tourists from France and around the world. And it is easy to understand why when you discover its beautiful esplanade, its breathtaking and trained his guns at the entrance to the beautiful golden dome metal portico. Built in 1670 at the request of Louis XIV, the building has been remodeled several times during its history and attractions include today's Army Museum.

Situé en plein cœur de la capitale parisienne, dans le 7ème arrondissement, l'hôtel des Invalides fait indéniablement partie des principaux monuments historiques de Paris, mais aussi de l'un des préférés par les touristes de France et du monde entier. Et on comprend aisément pourquoi, lorsque l'on découvre sa très belle esplanade, son dôme doré époustouflant ainsi que ses canons dressés à l'entrée devant le très beau portique métallique. Edifié en 1670 à la demande de Louis XIV, le bâtiment a été plusieurs fois remanié au cours de son histoire et abrite notamment aujourd'hui le musée de l'armée.
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Htel des invalides

After our long journey along the Champs Elysees, the crossing of the Grand and Petit Palais and the Pont Alexandre III, we arrived at the Hotel des Invalides, unmistakable by its very dark roof and its golden dome (very easily observable , far away). I especially loved the architecture of the most high windows: in the form of armor! I was far from expecting it, and it was a nice surprise!

Hôtel des invalides

Après notre long périple le long des Champs Elysées, la traversée des Petit et Grand Palais et du pont Alexandre III, nous sommes arrivés à l'Hôtel des Invalides, reconnaissable entre mille par son toit très sombre et son dôme doré (facilement observable de très, très très loin).
J'ai particulièrement adoré l'architecture des fenêtres les plus en hauteur : en forme d'armure ! J'étais loin de m'y attendre, et ce fut une bonne surprise !
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Information about Les Invalides

Les Invalides Phone Number
33 (0)1 44 42 43 87
33 (0)1 44 42 43 87
Les Invalides Address
129 Rue de Grenelle - Hotel National des Invalides
129 Rue de Grenelle - Hotel National des Invalides
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