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L'Hôtel national des Invalides
Sightseeing by Hadrian Le Goff
Let me explain in very few words what is l'Hotel des Invalides better known today as 'Les Invalides'.
Louis XIV initiated the project by an order dated 24 November 1670, as both a home and hospital for aging and disable soldiers: the name stands for l' hôpital des invalides.
Louis XIV commissioned Jules Hardouin Mansart architect of the king, to construct a separate private royal chapel referred to as the Église du Dôme the most creative feature in the building which is in fact inspired by the Basilica St. Peter of Rome. Mansart raised its drum with an attic storey over its main cornice, and employed the paired columns motif in his more complicated rhythmic theme.
The interior of the dome was painted by Le Brun's disciple Charles de La Fosse with a Baroque illusion of space in trompe l'euil. The painting was completed in 1705.
The most notable tomb at Les Invalides is that of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821).
Napoleon died in exile on the island of Helena most probably from the emanation of the green curtains' dye. The Style Empire fashion of the time was 'Le Vert de Paris' a beautiful green pigment very toxic.
His bed at Fontainebleau can give you the idea. .
Napoleon Bonaparte was initially buried on Saint Helena, later on King Louis-Philippe arranged for his remains to be brought to France in 1840, an event known as "le retour des cendres".
Napoléon's ashes were first buried in the Chapelle Saint-Jérôme in the Invalides until his final resting place, a tomb made of red quartzite and resting on a green granite base, was finished in 1861.
The bridge of emperor Alexander is one of the nicest and most famous bridges just across the Invalides
Inside the Invalides
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