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“The Dome Church of the Invalides is amazing”
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Eglise du Dome
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Ranked #79 of 1,509 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 11 January 2014

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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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Inside the dome here is a wonderful fresco. The location also gives you the opportunity to view Napeleon's tomb and the sculpture hanging above it (which I find a little bizarre)

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were advised to visit by a tour guide on the Eiffel Tower so decided to follow his advice. Was great to see Napoleon's tomb and see a bit if French Military history. Learnt quite a bit, though didn't spend too long there. Some good photograph opportunities ad building is fascinating!

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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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