Napoleon’s Tomb

21 01 2012

The distinctive gilded dome of Napoleon's Tomb shines in the early morning mist of Paris. What an amazing place for a children's playground, surrounded by grandeur and history

Having crowned himself Emperor, Napoleon set about establishing himself and his family in a grandeur that the recently deposed and beheaded French Royal family would have been quite comfortable with.

So when he died – rumoured to be murdered by the English in his enforced exile on the Island of Elba – his resting place back in Paris, L’Hotel des Invalides, would be a grand and ostentatious affair.

the gilded dome of Napoleon's tomb

The Military Museum, at the back of Les Invalides - the golden dome peeks over

elaborate marble floors

vaulted ceiling domes with gilded touches shine a golden light throughout the tomb

the coffin of one of Napoleon's relatives

elaborate marble floors

Napoleon's sarcophagus, viewed from the upper (entrance) level

Napoleon's Sarcophagus, viewed from the upper (entrance) level

elaborate marble floors

the coffin of one of Napoleon's relatives

paintings in the vaulted ceiling dome

one of two towering statues guarding the entrance to the tomb chamber

one of the tableaux surrounding the tomb chamber which illustrate the many achievements of Napoleon, from trade, law, industry, technology - as well as his military battles

Napoleon's sarcophagus

looking up at the ceiling

looking upwards from the viewing area surrounding Napoleon's sarcophagus

Napoleon II, Roi de Rome


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