Les Invalides, 2019

The complex of Hôtel national des Invalides – the National Residence of the Invalids is huge. Again, we walked in from the north front, crossing Seine on the Pont Alexandre III (Alexandre III Bridge) from the Grand Palais. Avenue du Maréchal Gallieni leads directly to the complex from Seine. Eiffel Tower can be seen on the right.

The complex has a few sections: the Musée de l’Armée, the military museum of the Army; the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, military models; Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine, contemporary military history (WW II, etc.), and as well as the Dôme des Invalides on the southern side.

The northern facade of the Cour d’honneur – Court of Honor has a relief 浮雕 of Louis XIV at the top. The courtyard


Musée de l’Armée, the military museum of the Army. Cannons and Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Cathedral.

… and the Dôme des Invalides, where Napoleon resides:


The tomb of Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch (1851 – 1929) is also there. He was France’s best general during the World War I. He was appointed “Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies” in spring 1918, seven months later, the war was over.

Grant’s Tomb in NY.

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