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“Napoleon's Tomb - Definitely worth your time”
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Eglise du Dome
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Skip the Line: Paris Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon
Ranked #105 of 1,269 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel des Invalides.
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Visiting this had never been a priority on other trips and I was amazed by how impressive this landmark was on both the interior and exterior. If one doesn't have time to see Versailles, for example, this might be a good alternative (though, of course, both are quite different). The military museum is expansive and very well done, but more for history buffs in my opinion. This can be done in a quick visit and the nearby neighborhood is also a great part of Paris to see.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

It is a place of interesting history, the place of rest for Napoleon's ashes and a home of a military museum. It is a photographer's paradise for all of the intricate architecture and history.

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

The Eglise du Dome is the golden domed church that houses Napoleon’s tomb and sits at the back of Les Invalides. This is a beautiful church and a must-visit because of Napoleon’s tomb, at the very least. The tomb is directly beneath the golden dome and can be viewed from the above ground level, as well as visited on its own lower floor. The tomb is surprisingly simple in its wooden starkness yet commanding in that very same simplicity—as if to say that true power needs no frills, just straightforward confidence and grand presence. With this design, Napoleon’s tomb feels like the perfect match for the man inside of it who was famously small in physique yet so mighty in ability. And, while I am not French and I have no true admiration for Napoleon, I can’t help but feel a sense of veneration at his tomb. There are also some amazingly powerful and touching military tombs in the other chapels of the church that honors the spirit of soldiers in such a way that always leaves me with a mix of pride and humility. For this reason, I highly recommend a visit to the Eglise du Dome since the design of this entire space is the ultimate experience of paying honor and respect to the dead.

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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Knowing that this is where Napoleon Bonaparte's remains are laid to rest is reason alone to visit, but to top it off, this place is beautiful in and of itself.

It's also included in the Paris Museum pass, and adjacent to the Army Museum, so take a few minutes to visit the resting place of Napoleon when you visit Paris.

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