Les Invalides & Napoleon's Tomb Photos

Les Invalides (1671-1793) was started by Louis XIV as home & hospital for French soldiers designed by Libéral Bruant & Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Its Baroque church was built in two parts (one for King & another for common soldiers) with a window high up between them so both sides could hear the same services. In 1840 the remains of Napoleon were brought back to France and in 1861 his elaborate tomb in Les Invalides was completed. Les Invalides also contains the French Army Museum.

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Les Invalides started by Louis XIV as home & hospital for French soldiers. Paris, France.Dome of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of cupola & Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Dome of Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Les Invalides (1671-1793) started by Louis XIV as home & hospital for French soldiers. Paris, France. Style: Baroque. Architect: Libéral Bruant & Jules Hardouin-Mansart.Dome of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of cupola & Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Dome of Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Monument to WWI Marshal Joseph Gallieni at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Courtyard & parade ground of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Classical details of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Canons lining courtyard at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Monument to WWI Marshal Joseph Gallieni at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Courtyard & parade ground of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Classical details of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Canons lining courtyard at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Seine riverfront entrance of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Courtyard & dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Historic canons with courtyard & dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Seine riverfront entrance of Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Seine riverfront entrance of Les Invalides. Paris, France.Courtyard & dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Historic canons with courtyard & dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Seine riverfront entrance of Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Grand Dome over Napoleon I tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Details of Baroque painting over Grand Dome over Napoleon I tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Squinch painting of Evangelist Matthew around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Squinch painting of Evangelist Mark around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Grand Dome over Napoleon I tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Details of Baroque painting over Grand Dome over Napoleon I tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Squinch painting of Evangelist Matthew around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Squinch painting of Evangelist Mark around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Squinch painting of Evangelist Luke around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Squinch painting of Evangelist John around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Frieze carving of angel playing organ Grand Dome over Napoleon I tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Squinch painting of Evangelist Luke around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Squinch painting of Evangelist John around Grand Dome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Frieze carving of angel playing organ Grand Dome over Napoleon I tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Ring of carved angelic Victories around Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Return of ashes frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Ring of carved angelic Victories around Tomb of Napoleon I at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Return of ashes frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Napoleon internment frieze of milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Rule of law frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Centralized administration law frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Public administration rules frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Napoleon internment frieze of milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Rule of law frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Centralized administration law frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Public administration rules frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Napoleonic legal code frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Church reborn by light & harmony frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Universal education frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Court of Accounts overseeing government spending frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Napoleonic legal code frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Church reborn by light & harmony frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Universal education frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Court of Accounts overseeing government spending frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Commerce & industry frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Public infrastructure frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Medals of Honor frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Statue of Napoleon I in Imperial robes at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Commerce & industry frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Public infrastructure frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Medals of Honor frieze of Napoleon milestones ringing his tomb at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Statue of Napoleon I in Imperial robes at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Napoleon II son of Napoleon at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Jérôme Bonaparte Napoleon's youngest brother at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Joseph Bonaparte Napoleon's elder brother at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Double L of Louis XIV in marble floor at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Napoleon II (1811-32) son of Napoleon at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Jérôme Bonaparte (1784-1860) Napoleon's youngest brother at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844) Napoleon's elder brother at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Double L of Louis XIV in marble floor at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
General Bonaparte & chief of staff general Berthier at battle of Marengo on June 14, 1800 painting by Joseph Boze, Robert Lefèvre & Carle Vernet at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Hat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Napoleon I on imperial throne painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of Napoleon I on imperial throne painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
General Bonaparte & chief of staff general Berthier at battle of Marengo on June 14, 1800 painting (c1800-1) by Joseph Boze, Robert Lefèvre & Carle Vernet at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Hat of Napoleon Bonaparte (c1799-1804) at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Napoleon I on imperial throne painting (1806) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of Napoleon I on imperial throne painting (1806) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Combat of Laubressel on March 3, 1814 painting by Jean-Charles Langlois at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Napoleon I at Fontainebleau on March 31, 1814 painting by Hippolyte at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Napoleon I on March 10, 1814 after battle of Laon defeat painting by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia portrait by François-Joseph Kinson at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Combat of Laubressel on March 3, 1814 painting (c1830) by Jean-Charles Langlois at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Napoleon I at Fontainebleau on March 31, 1814 painting (1840) by Hippolyte (aka Paul Delaroche) at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Napoleon I on March 10, 1814 after battle of Laon defeat painting (1863) by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia portrait (1809) by François-Joseph Kinson at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, Prince & President distributes eagle standards to Army at Champ-de-Mars on May 10,1852 painting by Clément Pruche at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Chapel of St. Jerome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Jérôme Bonaparte , Napoleon's youngest brother, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, Prince & President distributes eagle standards to Army at Champ-de-Mars on May 10,1852 painting (1853) by Clément Pruche at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Chapel of St. Jerome at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Jérôme Bonaparte (1784-1860), Napoleon's youngest brother, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne (1611-75) at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Vauban's heart designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of tomb of Vauban's designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Ferdinand Foch Marshal of France, Allied Supreme Commander in First World War at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Ferdinand Foch Marshal of France, Allied Supreme Commander in First World War at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Vauban's heart (1633-1707) designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of tomb of Vauban's (1633-1707) designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) Marshal of France, Allied Supreme Commander in First World War at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Tomb of Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) Marshal of France, Allied Supreme Commander in First World War at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Marshal Lyautey Marshal of France & colonial administrator at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Baroque baldachin in former royal Dome with window dividing former Royal Chapel from veterans' chapel beyond at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Baroque baldachin in former royal Dome with window dividing former Royal Chapel from veterans' chapel beyond at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Organ in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Tomb of Marshal Lyautey (1854-1934) Marshal of France & colonial administrator at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Baroque baldachin in former royal Dome with window dividing former Royal Chapel from veterans' chapel beyond at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Baroque baldachin in former royal Dome with window dividing former Royal Chapel from veterans' chapel beyond at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Organ in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Trophy flags & organ in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides with dividing window beyond which French kings worshipped apart from veterans at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Trophy flags in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Trophy flags & organ in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides with dividing window beyond which French kings worshipped apart from veterans at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Trophy flags in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.
Pulpit in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Organ in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.

Pulpit in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Organ in veterans' Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides at Les Invalides. Paris, France.


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