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Hotel des Invalides

Saint-Louis des Invalides Chapel - where Napoleon's Tomb is located

Another place that I visited today is called the Hotel des Invalides. This “hotel” was built in 1670 to house soldiers with disabilities. It had a veteran’s home, a convent, a hospital, barracks, and a workshop. It housed up to 4,000 residents. It is quite a massive structure and the corridors go on and on.

There is also the Musee de L’Armee that is part of the building. I did not visit the museum but there were old French cannons that lined the corridors and the main courtyard that could be viewed.

This is also where the Tomb of Napoleon l is located. It is actually in the Saint-Louis des Invalides Chapel.

Courtyard at the Hotel des Invalides

Hotel des Invalides from a distance

Various cannons line the corridors and courtyard

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