Paris: la Dome des Invalides

A visit to la Dôme des Invalides in Paris is our trip for today.   The dome presides over Napoleon’s tomb in the royal chapel section of the buildings known as Les Invalides.  Les Invalides is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris and is home to many military items, such as uniforms, flags, guns, cannons, etc.

The dome is 107 meters high (351 feet), making it one of Paris’ tallest monuments.  The inside of the dome was painted by  Charles de La Fosse.  The remains of Napoleon’s body were placed in six coffins, the final, and largest one, made from red Finnish porphyry.  

The beautiful painting on the ceiling of the Dome des Invalides, Paris.

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