Thursday, 26 May 2016

Les Invalides Paris



Les Invalides in Paris was commissioned in 1670 by the 
French King Louis X1V
as a hospital for injured soldiers.




Napoléon Bonaparte's ashes are contained

in his tomb beneath the magnificent golden dome.

This is an interesting monument to visit when


you're in Paris.

Our family visited on a beautiful
summer's day last year.
There was something of interest for all ages.


I'm joining Tex for Good Fences

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt



Shane






Thank you for visiting!


17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a grand place and beautiful gate and entrance. The hospital, monument and dome are magnificent. Thanks for sharing your visit, great shots. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

looks massive. what a gate!

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. It is a truly beautiful place. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

ellen b said...

Those are some amazing fences and gates. The gate reminds me of the ones around Buckingham Palace. Have a wonderful weekend!

Ida said...

What a great ornate gate and such a nice looking building.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Hubby and I visited Les Invalides 20yrs ago,and were truely impressed with everything we saw. It's a magnificent building, and the impressive entrance gate with the golden rosettes is beautiful.

podso said...

That's an ornate fence and lots of history behind it. Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

Jeanie said...

As fences go, that's right up there with the best of them!

Sarah said...

One of my favorite destinations in Paris. Beautiful grounds and museum!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Everything is stunning and I hope before I die that I get to go to France. That is #1 on my bucket list.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary

Pauline W said...

What a charming, beautiful place to visit. I really like the last shot.

handmade by amalia said...

How interesting! The is a monastery here in Haifa that Napoleon turned into a hospital for his soldiers that suffered from the plague. Nice to know that he took care of his men.
Amalia
xo

Linda Kunsman said...

It's been many years since I'd been to this fabulous place. Super photos Shane, and thanks for sharing!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
That sure is an impressive historical place to visit.
King Louis XIV did try to take well care of his military by letting them stay at such a place!
Hugs and happy weekend to you.
Mariette

Merlesworld said...

Lovely place Paris.
Merle................

Rosemary said...

I went on a glorious day last year too - I love the golden dome with all of its intricate detail, such a beautiful place to visit - I love it there.

Rowan said...

I must visit Paris one of these days! In nearly 70 years I have spent exactly one night there when I was travelling to Lyons on a school exchange visit. We walked down the Champs Elysee and saw the Arc de Triomphe and that is my entire experience of Paris! Odd really when I've travelled all over the world but never made it to somewhere so close to home.

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