Tomb of Napoleon & Musée de l’Armée

Napoleon Bonaparte's Tomb

The list of places we visited in Paris included the Napoleon I’s tomb (his body was returned to France, posthumously, in 1860 from Saint Helena where he died in exile). The tomb was appropriately impressive both inside and out. This building, also referred to as Les Invalides, is right next to the Musée de l’Armée, which we also got to visit for the admission price. In fact, the buildings stand so closely togehter that you can see the golden dome of Les Invalides over the top of the museum. The army museum is a huge building entirely dedicated to the history of warfare (with particular emphasis on the 18th and 19th Centuries, or so it seemed to me). I admit that we did make our way through Musée de l’Armée rather faster than the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, but it was still most definitely worth seeing.

Musée de l'Armée

 

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