July 27, 2017

Unique Architecture of Les Invalides

To say there are a lot of significant sights to see while in Paris is a complete understatement.  One of these is Les Invalides.  On a trip a few years ago we spent some time wandering this sight famous for being the home of Napoleon’s tomb.

Courtyard and Dome Les Invalides Paris France

Courtyard and Dome

The dome, which can be seen for miles, is one of the tallest monuments in all of Paris.  Under the dome is where you will find Napoleon.  While viewing the tomb don’t forget to look up.  If you do, you’ll miss one of the most beautifully painted domes around.

Allegories under the Dome Les Invalides Paris France

Allegories under the Dome

Besides Napoleon there are many other war heroes from France buried here.  The complex at Les Invalides also houses the Musee de l’Armoree.  Touring this museum you will find many weapons, uniforms and other war materials and weapons which includes an amazing display of armor used throughout the eons.

Soldiers watching over Les Invalides Paris France

Soldiers watching over

The Baroque architecture of Les Invalides is also quite amazing and full of great details, one of which is this ornamentation.  Looks like soldiers are still securing Les Invalides!

Cascable on a French Canon Les Invalides Paris France

Wonder what he is thinking?

Distributed throughout the grounds are many canons.  What I found extremely unique and interesting is this Cascabel on this French canon.  What do you think this is all about?

Dome Les Invalides Paris France

Dome

Yes, there are many sights to see while in Paris and, in my opinion, that list should include Les Invalides!

 

What are some of your must sees in Paris?

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  18. Lisa says:

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  19. Elise Walsh says:

    So beautiful, I am sad to say I did not visit this work of art when I stayed in Paris. There is just so much detail in the dome and ceilings.
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  20. Vincent says:

    Paris is one of the city that should be visited at least once in your lifetime! The beauty of Les Invalides is anly one of the reasons why go to Paris! It’s a stunning place!

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  25. Sophie says:

    Paris fave: the parks! I’ve never gone inside to have a look at Napoleon’s tomb – or the dome! Next time…
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Paris is one of those cities that there is always something else to discover on my next visit! I never get tired of it.

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  28. Very interesting. We didn’t make it to Les Invalides when we were in Paris, but there are plenty of visual delights there, for sure. Artistic cannons have always amused and puzzled me. Are the soldiers who are firing them supposed to get some aesthetic delight?? Recommendation: We loved visiting Victor Hugo’s house near Bastille Place.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I have no idea what is going on with that canon! Thanks for the tip on Victor Hugo’s house. I have passed it many times but it is one of those things I just have not visited yet.

  29. We were actually here last year but didn’t have a chance to go inside. The dome made for some awesome pictures and loved the grounds too. The canon is surely interesting. I love Paris and there are too many things on my must sees that we didn’t get to see. I need to go in here now just to see the dome thanks to you.
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  30. Yet another thing I haven’t done in Paris yet! I don’t know what’s going on with that canon, but I’d sure like to know.
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  31. Leigh says:

    Made it here on my last tour of Paris – a worthwhile destination indeed. That dome is truly magnificent!
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  32. Wow — that would be awesome to see Napoleon’s tomb! This place looks great. I’ve never been to Paris, but I can imagine you need weeks there just to skim the surface. Great post!
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  33. Dick Jordan says:

    Nice shots. Toured the place on my first trip to Europe in 1999.
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  34. Lisa says:

    I was so excited to see this post – we are leaving for Paris tomorrow and I’m still working on a list of what we must see and what we’d like to see if we have time. Not sure that my kids will care that Napoleon is buried here but I’m sure they would be impressed by the beauty of Les Invalides – hopefully we have time to see it while we are there.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Make sure to take them to see the armor. It is really impressive! My kids loved the sewer tour too!

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    Loved the tour. Nice photos indeed!
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