Hôtel des Invalides

The complex known as the Hôtel des Invalides was
founded in 1671 by Louis XIV, the Sun King. He
wanted to provide accommodation for disabled and
impoverished war veterans. The front facade facing the
Seine river is 196 meter long. The whole complex features
15 courtyards, the largest being the cour d'honneur.

Views of the
outside, and
of a funeral.

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Click For The Images of Invalides I

Inside views of
éon's tomb
and more

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Click For The Images of Invalides II
The building was completed in 1676 and housed up to 4,000
war veterans. A wide, 500 meters long esplanade designed
by Robert de Cotte separates the Hôtel des Invalides from
the late 19th century Pont Alexandre III and Seine river.
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