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