Paris Day 6: Les Invalides


Les Invalides was on the next itinerary. It is commonly known as Hotel des Invalides. Hotel des Invalides is a complex in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, which houses museums and monuments related to the military history of France. It also serves as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the original purpose of the complex.

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The north entrance to Hotel des Invalides.

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The Musee de l’Armee is both a museum and a monument.

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View of the Eiffel Tower from the lawn of the main courtyard.

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The exhibits of the military museum of the Army of France are divided into several sections.  The above are from the ancient armour and arms, XIII, XVIIth century. The ancient collections here is one of the three largest arms museum in the world. It comprises of the Crown Collection, the presentation of arms and amour follows a path organised chronologically – from Saint Louis to Louis XIII, from knights to the standing army.

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A collection of “kris” from Malaysia, a surprise find for us.

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French classical cannons in the main court yard.

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War paintings.

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A section devoted to Charles De Gor. We watched a 25 minutes documentary about Charles De Gaulle.

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Military uniforms/costumes.

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The above two photos were tanks stopper.

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The above was the number of casualties of world war (I can’t recall which one). The above three photos are from the world wars section.

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The chapel of Saint Louis des Invalides.

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