Found project: Les Invalides


    Project : Les Invalides

    Language variant : National Residence of the Invalids

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

    Completion: 1708 (church building)

    Locality : Paris

    Country : France

    Building style : Baroque

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    Description :

    The most notable tomb at Les Invalides is that of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). Napoleon was initially interred on Saint Helena, but King Louis-Philippe arranged for his remains to be brought to France in 1840, an event known as le retour des cendres. Napoleon’s ashes were first buried in the Chapelle Saint-Jérôme in Les Invalides until his final resting place, a tomb made of red quartzite and resting on a green granite base, was finished in 1861. Some members of Napoleon’s family, several military officers who served under him, and other French military heroes are also buried at Les Invalides.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Invalides (April 13, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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