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Dome Les Invalides
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Paris is regarded as being one of the most important cities in the western world and attracts numerous tourists each year. Many world known attractions are located in the french capital such as the Eiffel Tower or the Museum Louvre. The tourism office of Paris was founded in 1971 and helps tourists to inform themselves before and throughout their journey.

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last update on May 28, 2019
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© Paris Tourist Office - Fotograf : Amélie Dupont

Architecture

Les Invalides or Dôme des Invalides is, all assumptions aside, not a church in the common sense, but the burial place of Napoleon I. The name came primarily from its architecture. At the same time the dome of the building is, with its golden decorations, even from far away an absolute eye catcher. Six kilograms of gold-leaves were used to give the building the special gloss brilliance.

Krypta

Many famous people in the history of France are buried beside Napoleon in the Krypta of the Les Invalides, such as great parts of his family and major generals or marshals of that time: Napoleons brothers and sons are buried here for example. 

Historical Information

Les Invalides was built as a church from 1679 till 1708 in the baroque style and was transformed by law to the buriel place of Napoleon I. in 1840. The dome is integrated within the so called “Hôtel des Invalides”, a complex which was originally built by Louis XIV. as a home for over 4,000 wounded soldiers. In recent years it would become a place for museums and tombs. The four museums “Musée de l'Armée”, “Musée des Plans-Reliefs”, “Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération” and the “Historial Charles-de-Gaulle” are all located within the Hôtel des Invalides.

How to get there

With public transportation:

There are many options to get to the Les Invalides, for example with Metro-lines 8 or 13. Moreover, the bus lines 28, 63, 69, 82, 83, 92 or 93 stop here. Of course you can always get there with a taxi or the RER as well.

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◄ Les Invalides The Dome, Paris [HD] ► | 06:44

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Dôme des Invalides
Rue de Grenelle
75007
Paris
+33 810 11 33 99
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