We took a walk to Les Invalides today. There are many buildings and monuments at Les Invalides. It is the military history of France and the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is here as well. It is a hospital for the war veterans of France. It serves as the resting place for France’s greatest military heros and Napoleon II the son of Napoleon is entombed here.
The dome at Les Invalides which is especially beautiful at night. It was inspired by the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Napoleons is buried in seven coffins. Some are lead, tin, mahogany and granite or marble. This is why it is so large. It is such a beautiful building with beautiful adornments, stained glass windows, paintings, niches and it’s scale is massive.
We walked through the Musée de l’Armée which is always amazing. They have added some new permanent exhibits to show the vast collections.
It is amazing to see the hundreds of suits of armor and the collection of weaponry and canons.
It makes you wonder how fit these men and horses were for that matter, to carry the heavy armor and then to be able to fight bearing the weight.
I took this picture because it is so beautiful when it is illuminated at night.
There is a beautiful crucifix where I had this picture taken below.
If I may stray off the subject for a moment, would like to interject a personal item I found that I love. Each and every day we walk at least 5 miles because as you may know Paris is a very pedestrian friendly city. I am able to do it on the concrete pavement because I have a secret in my shoes!
Because I have been asked to mention some things I like, I will tell you about something I do enjoy wearing. I wear a pair of Shiatsu Acupressure Insoles in my shoes. They are great. They say they combine acupressure, reflexology and magnetic therapy while hardly taking up any room at all in your shoes. I change them everyday to different pairs of shoes.
In case you would like to read about them, or where I ordered them the information is here:
All I know is they feel good under my feet. I am not being compensated by mentioning and talking about these in any way.
On Ash Wednesday, we did go to get our ashes at Notre Dame de Paris and afterward found a quiet little restaurant where we enjoyed some fish.
Have a wonderful weekend.