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Eglise du Dome

#113 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Address: Hotel National des Invalides | Esplanade des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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+33 1 44 42 54 42

This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel...

This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel des Invalides.

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Lovely Church, Majestic Tomb for Napoleon

It appears the church with the grand dome was built to hold the tomb of Napoleon. In truth, the church was built in the late 1600s to early 1700s and the tomb was later excavated... read more

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It appears the church with the grand dome was built to hold the tomb of Napoleon. In truth, the church was built in the late 1600s to early 1700s and the tomb was later excavated under the dome.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a ticket for access to the whole of Les Invalides but, in truth, we only wanted to see the church and Napoleon's tomb. The architecture and decoration inside the church is stunning, from the beautiful mosaic flooring to the sculptures of the angels surrounding the tomb. The tomb itself is vast, comprised of six coffins inside one another... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dôme des Invalides is a magnificent domed chapel is one of the finest models of French Baroque architecture. “Église du Dôme”, the private royal chapel’s golden dome is seen from far away. A large number of thin gold leaves were used on the dome, weighted around ten kilos pure gold. The crypt is the final resting place for a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built by King Louis IV for his personal use and mausoleum, the church was eventually used as a military mausoleum. Napoleon and his brother are entombed here along with several other military heroes. The church itself is quite spectacular and along with the magnificent tomb of Napoleon it is well worth the visit.

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Osaka, Japan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't interested in the Musée de l'Armee because we only wanted to see Napoleon's tomb which was very impressive.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Well, yes, the General is here. Come and pay homage. Grand building made for your attention. Rather cold in my opinion.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the setting of Napoleans final resting place - literally built as a tribute. The architecture and overall setting is magnificent and the altar replicates St. Peter's in Rome. It is , in some ways, overwheling opulence that is not to be missed. The golden dome is spectacular, especially in the evening. As a side note, be careful of... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

No matter if you agree with his methods or note, Napoleon was a great man who shaped history. And what he did for France is still felt today, thus his Tomb in this Church is a great way to respect this man. And a visit is more then worth it, not only for the historic monuments present but also for... More 

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you're in Paris, this is one of the must-sees. From the outside, the beautiful golden dome can been seen from far off, especially on a sunny day! The architecture is wonderful. Inside, the paintings & paintwork are stunning. The way they've done the lighting inside & the use of candles is nice, too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Although this lies Napolean, the building is so beautifully decorated with the golden dome that one can forget its intent. Definitely worth to take a picture with even from the outside.

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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