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Les Invalides is not only impressive architecturally, but the displays are extraordinarily moving. Check out the Paris taxi (on of many) that was used to convey soldiers three or four at a time to the Battle of the Marne. And the plaque on the upper level commemorating the fallen French Jewish soldiers who fell in WWI, stolen by the Nazi's and returned to Les Invalides in 1945. We never got to see the sarcophagus, but did see the replica of Napoleon's very modest tomb from his first burial site on the island of St. Helena. Napoleon died in 1821 and his remains were not returned to Paris until 1842 - here's a link with a great description of Les Invalides - http://www.frommers.com/destinations/paris/A25284.html...

Les Invalides is not only impressive architecturally, but the displays are extraordinarily moving.

Check out the Paris taxi (on of many) that was used to convey soldiers three or four at a time to the Battle of the Marne. And the plaque on the upper level commemorating the fallen French Jewish soldiers who fell in WWI, stolen by the Nazi’s and returned to Les Invalides in 1945.

We never got to see the sarcophagus, but did see the replica of Napoleon’s very modest tomb from his first burial site on the island of St. Helena.

Napoleon died in 1821 and his remains were not returned to Paris until 1842 - here’s a link with a great description of Les Invalides - http://www.frommers.com/destinations/paris/A25284.html

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