The large Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Church , famous for its magnificent dome, is a typical example of baroque architecture. ... More
Le Dôme des Invalides
The large Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Church , famous for its magnificent dome, is a typical example of baroque architecture. Built between 1679 and 1706 during the reign of Louis XIV and for his sole use, Le Dôme des Invalides was dedicated to the glory of Napoleon in 1840 and became his final resting place. His body now lies in a red porphyry coffin. In honor of all France's armies, military trophies adorn the ceiling and the remains of heroes like Field Marshals Foch and Lyautey are buried here. Look out for its ceiling decorated by a fresco representing Saint-Louis and Christ. The church is located in the Hôtel des Invalides and its hours vary throughout the year; please call +33 8 1011 3399 or see website for more information.
Situated almost at the foot of the Tour Eiffel , the Palais de Chaillot was built on the hill of
Chaillot by the architects Azema, Louis Auguste Boileau and Jacques Carlu for the Great Exhibition of 1937. This Neo ...
Parc de la Villette is the setting for this huge science museum best known for its Geode dome and impressive
180 degree cinema. Natural and scientific phenomena are explained with the help of exhibitions in an area specially designed ...
This bar cafe used to be a favourite venue among artists in the Montparnasse area. Jean Paul Sartre himself would
come and sit here for a coffee. Now it caters to tourists who have all heard or read about ...