Louis XIV is to thank for this stunning addition to the Parisian skyline. Not to be missed!

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Hôtel National des Invalides

Architectural beauty

This magnificent architectural complex was commissioned by Louis XIV in the 17th century. Today, it houses both museums and religious buildings (for example the Musée de l'Armée, featured in the Museums section of this guide: www.musee-armee.fr) and a retirement home for French war veterans. The large golden dome of its Chapel of Sainte-Louis (referred to as le Dôme) dominates the Parisian skyline and hints at the beauty you’ll also discover inside. It is located in the seventh arrondissement, just a short distance from the École Militaire. The Hôtel National des Invalides is also home to the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, buried here along with his brother Joseph I of Spain.

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