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Les Invalides- Napoleon's Tomb

Paris, IDF, France
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Napoleon's Tomb and the adjacent Military Museum in the 7th arrondissement is one of the better museums to visit in Paris. Napoleon's tomb is just a "big & grand" from the inside as it is from the outside. The circular promenade invites you to look down upon the mammoth sized tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Then it leads you down a flight of stairs to the lower level where the tomb towers over us mere mortals. From a distance it resembles cherry stained mahogany but closer examination reveals it's really stone (red quartzite) supported by a large green granite base. Many other military heroes of France are buried here as well. The adjacent Musée de l'Armée(army museum) covers everything relating to France's various wars. I found the WWII exhibit to be one of the best. The photos of that period show the German occupied city your now walking around in which made it surreal. Excellent facility, time well spent.
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Le Tombeau de Napoléon

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