There is so much to see at the L'Hôtel national des Invalides. To me, the church with the tombs of Fance's war heroes is the main attraction. You don't have to know a great deal about French history to enjoy it. The names of the historical figures that are buried here are known worldwide. There's Napoleon Bonaparte, Marshal Foch, Marshal Lyautey, and many other names that we've read about in grade school. The dome is a beautiful sight to see whether you're inside or outside. In the daytime or at night. The tomb of Napolean is at the center of it all. It's very impressive in size, but I actually liked the smaller tomb of his older brother better. It was more ornate and elegant in my opinion. Everything around Napolean's tomb exudes a Roman style (Napolean as a Roman Emperor), including the large statues that represent his victories. It's less ornate, but it's very fitting as it shows a lot of strength (or might) through structure. It's all a very interesting design. The architecture, the cupola frescos, and the mosaic floor designs. They all come together beautifully. It's definitely worth a visit.
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