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.

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Statues guarding door to lower level of Tomb

 

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

 

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