Napoleon's Tomb is at the Invalides.

When visiting the Invalides, Napoleon's tomb is the main attraction for many people. It's a central monument at the heart of the Museum of the Army. An iconic figure in military history, Emperor Napoleon I is known for having conquered a large part of Europe, and for his genius in creating an empire that still impacts our lives through its rich heritage. Napoleon's Tomb is at the Invalides.

 

Tombeau de Napoléon aux Invalides

Ever since then, it is well known that Emperor Napoleon I's remains are held in the tomb at the enter of the Dome of the Invalids. It is thanks to that very same Napoleon that the chapel at the Invalides has been the final resting place of many leaders of French military history since the year 1800.

Ever since then, it is well known that Emperor Napoleon I's remains are held in the tomb at the enter of the Dome of the Invalids. It is thanks to that very same Napoleon that the chapel at the Invalides has been the final resting place of many leaders of French military history since the year 1800.The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is recognizable because it is made of red quartzite, giving it a characteristic red color. It stands out even more by resting on a block of green granite from Vosges. Visitors are invited to walk around Napoleon's tomb, which continues to dominate over the rest of the Dome's guests thanks to its monumental size (5 meters high, 4.5 meters wide). The Emperor's remains are contained inside 4 coffins made of noble materials such as ebony, lead, mahogany, and white steel. It is a true sarcophagus.

Find the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon's tomb is located in the Dome church. It is part of the Museum of the Army at Invalides, which is located near Place Vauban. 101 meters high, its golden silhouette rises up in the Paris horizon. Other military figures can be found in the same chapel. These include Vauban, whose genius created the French panorama of impenetrable fortresses, as well as marshal Foch, who distinguished himself during World War I.

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Napoleon's arrival at the Museum of the Army.

 

Napoléon repose aux Invalides

Napoleon Bonaparte was in exile on the island of Saint Helena when he passed away on May 5, 1821. Throughout the years, different theories have emerged about the circumstances of his death. In 1840, King Louis-Philippe arranged for Emperor Napoleon's remains to be returned to French territory. The Prince of Joinville, who was the son of the King, was charged with this mission. The event is known in history as "the return of the ashes." The monument we know today was only placed at the center of the Dome of the Invalides on April 2, 1861. Architect Louis Visconti led works projects for the coffins to be able to enter the church.

Don't forget to visit to the church at the center of the Dome of the Invalides. The tomb of Napoleon awaits you. You'll not only have the chance to meet the Emperor of France, you'll also admire the architecture of this not-to-be-missed site when visiting Paris.