Les Invalides - details and images
Ashes of the largest French military genius Napoleon (1769-1821) which is under the dome of Paris attracts many tourists. Napoleon was born in Corsica on August 15, 1769 into a poor family and became emperor on December 2, 1804 France conquered most of Europe. He was defeated in 1815 by English General Wellington at Waterloo in Belgium. Napoleon died on 5 May 1821 on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena, where he was sent into exile by the British. Napoleon remained a popular character, and King Louis Philippe in 1840 and his ashes brought back to France.
Besides the tomb of Napoleon (made of red Finnish porphyry with a green granite base) are also graves of Napoleon's family members (siblings, children), a few officers who have served and many French military heroes.
Dome is also home to Weapons Museum (the largest military museum in the world), the Dome Church (designed by Hardouin Mansart for Louis XIV) and planoreliefurilor Museum.
To get to Les Invalides, you can cross the Alexander III bridge and then go Invalides esplanade. It is one of the most beautiful streets of Paris.
Access through the north wing: walking on the esplanade disabled
Southern wing: the market Vauban
Metro: Line 8, Latour-Maubourg, line 13 Invalides or Saint-François-Xavier, Invalides, Varenne
RER: line C, "Invalides"
Bus: 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93
Les Invalides is open every day of the year except the first Monday of each month, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December. From October to March is open between 10:00 and 17:00 and between April and September between 10:00 and 18:00. Ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closing.
Entry fee is € 8.5, € 6.5 Low (up to 26 years students and war veterans) and is free for minors.
Guided tours are available: 1:30 takes a tour "and for each round are accepted up to 30 people. The fee for a guided tour is € 227.24. The tour must be booked two months before the phone 33 (0) 144 423 772
Audio guides are available in several foreign languages.
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