Trip to Paris, Hotel des Invalides, March 18, 2016

Day 2 in Paris!  We arrived at Hotel des Invalides, which houses the Musee de l’Armee (Army Museum) and Napoleon’s Tomb.  We learned a lot about the French Resistance and  the major impact of Charles de Gaulle in World War II.DSC08841

Entrance into Musee de l’Armee (above) and bronze cannons and tank below.

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The Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides (above and following 3 pictures) was very elaborate!  Behind the glass partition at the altar and crucifix resides the mausoleum and Tomb of Napoleon (as seen in the 4th picture).

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Domed ceiling above over Napoleon’s Tomb and outside views of dome (below)DSC08785 DSC08790 DSC08849 Napoleon



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This is the rotunda overlooking the tomb of Napoleon below it.  MASSIVE!  And picture below is actual tomb.



Statues guarding door to lower level of Tomb



Napoleon’s Floor inscription in mausoleum.  Quite the historical monument!


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