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Les Invalides
09-SEP-2012

Les Invalides

Les Invalides officially known as L'Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose. The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte
Because of its location and significance, the Invalides served as the scene for several key events in French history. On 14 July 1789 it was stormed by Parisian rioters who seized the cannons and muskets stored in its cellars to use against the Bastille later the same day. Napoleon was entombed under the dome of the Invalides with great ceremony in 1840. In December 1894 the degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus was held before the main building, while his subsequent rehabilitation ceremony took place in a courtyard of the complex in 1906.

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André Bessot23-Jul-2013 08:10
Excellent perspective treatment.
Frank Tran20-Sep-2012 04:30
Excellent POV! V+
Fabienne19-Sep-2012 20:41
C'est une très jolie composition.
John Reynolds19-Sep-2012 18:10
Nicely composed view. V.
Jim Coffman19-Sep-2012 18:01
A very fine capture,my friend!
Vickie BROWN19-Sep-2012 17:42
Gorgeous front garden and majestic building, excellent panorama. BV
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