Found project: St. Louis-des-Invalides


    Project : St. Louis-des-Invalides

    Architect : Mansart, J. H. & Bruant, Libéral

    Completion: 1679

    Locality : Paris

    Country : France

    Building style : Baroque

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    Description :

    "Les Invalides became, immediately after their completion the object of admiration of France and Europe...When in 1717 the Russian Emperor Peter the Great made his famous trip to Paris, nothing more worthy of his visit was found, but the Invalides. To mark his contentment of all that was shown to him, the emperor wished to drink with the soldiers."

    Louis Dimier, L’Hotêl des Invalides, Ed. Henri Laurens, Paris, pp. 18–19. Série: Petites monographies des grands edifices de la France.

    Ed. and trans. Adzhoa Makkonen



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