Les Invalides, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Les Invalides, commonly known as The National Residence of the Invalids, or also as Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of museums and monuments, that Louis XIV initiated the project in 1670, as a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers. The buildings all relate to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building’s original purpose. 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 Dôme des Invalides, a large church with the burial site for some of France’s war heroes, most notably Napoleon Bonaparte.

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The Dome des Invalides and Army Museum viewed from L’Esplanade des Invalides

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Dome of the Institut De France near the Pont des Arts
The Dome des Invalides viewed from the Rodin Museum
The Dome des Invalides viewed from the Place Vauban

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Pont dÁlexandre and the Dome des Invalides
Detail of the Dome des Invalides
The Dome des Invalides viewed from the Place Vauban

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Eifeltower and the canons of the Army Museum along the Rue St Dominique
The Dome des Invalides viwed from the Rue St Dominique
The Dome des Invalides

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The Dome des Invalides and Army Museum viewed from L’Esplanade des Invalides

 

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