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Eglise du Dome

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Address: Hotel National des Invalides | Esplanade des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel...

This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel des Invalides.

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Very Beautiful!!

If you visit the tomb of Napoleon just look up, and you will see the greatness. Its beautiful, the colors and the paintings. Hard to miss!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Torreon, Mexico
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Torreon, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit the tomb of Napoleon just look up, and you will see the greatness. Its beautiful, the colors and the paintings. Hard to miss!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Somptous inside and hosts the tomb of Napoleon among other things. Access to it is slower than usual these days because of the security check on the premises. Other than that really nice.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself is very impressive - large and elegant. Inside is wonderful with a dome with paintings on. In the middle is a large round circle where you look down to napoleons final resting place - it is something to behold. Around the circle are graves of other French well known military/army men with elegant and beautiful coffins and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It appears the church with the grand dome was built to hold the tomb of Napoleon. In truth, the church was built in the late 1600s to early 1700s and the tomb was later excavated under the dome.

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Thank Jim T
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We bought a ticket for access to the whole of Les Invalides but, in truth, we only wanted to see the church and Napoleon's tomb. The architecture and decoration inside the church is stunning, from the beautiful mosaic flooring to the sculptures of the angels surrounding the tomb. The tomb itself is vast, comprised of six coffins inside one another... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Dôme des Invalides is a magnificent domed chapel is one of the finest models of French Baroque architecture. “Église du Dôme”, the private royal chapel’s golden dome is seen from far away. A large number of thin gold leaves were used on the dome, weighted around ten kilos pure gold. The crypt is the final resting place for a... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Built by King Louis IV for his personal use and mausoleum, the church was eventually used as a military mausoleum. Napoleon and his brother are entombed here along with several other military heroes. The church itself is quite spectacular and along with the magnificent tomb of Napoleon it is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We weren't interested in the Musée de l'Armee because we only wanted to see Napoleon's tomb which was very impressive.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Well, yes, the General is here. Come and pay homage. Grand building made for your attention. Rather cold in my opinion.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the setting of Napoleans final resting place - literally built as a tribute. The architecture and overall setting is magnificent and the altar replicates St. Peter's in Rome. It is , in some ways, overwheling opulence that is not to be missed. The golden dome is spectacular, especially in the evening. As a side note, be careful of... More 

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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