Musée de l’Armée - Invalides - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme | Exhibition

Napoléon n'est plus (Napoleon is no more)

from 19 May 2021 to 31 October 2021

129 rue de Grenelle - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

Description

To mark the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon, the Musée de l’Armée is proposing a cultural season in 2021 dedicated to this major figure in France’s history.  The exhibition Napoléon n'est plus [‘Napoleon is no more’], runs from 19 May to 31 October 2021. It looks back at Napoleon's death on 5 May 1821, while he was in exile on the island of Saint Helena, and sheds new light on this event, drawing on the disciplines of archaeology, medicine, and chemistry.


Audience

All public

Prices and times

Every day from 10am to 6pm

€14€. Reduced price: €11. Free for under 18 years

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Musée de l’Armée - Invalides - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme

The dome by J. Hardouin Mansart, built between 1679 and 1706 magnificently crowns the building. It is the finest dome ever built in France and its 107-metre-high lantern was re-gilded in 1989 for the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Twelve kilos were needed for this operation.
From the outside, you can admire the facade with its two arrangements (Doric and Corinthian) of architecture. Statues of Charlemagne and St Louis by Coysevox and N Coustou decorate the niches of the lower levels; on the level above stands 'Strength, Justice, and Temperance with Prudence' by Coysevox. Inside, beneath the dome, you can see the recently-restored large fresco by Charles de la Fosse depicting St Louis handing his sword to Christ. The Dôme Church became a military burial place. It houses the tombs of Turenne, Vauban, Foch, Lyautey as well as those of Joseph and Jérôme Bonaparte. In the crypt is the tomb of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I, made out of blocks of red porphyry standing on a base of green granite from the Vosges region.

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Musée de l’Armée - Invalides - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme

129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 42 38 77
tourisme@musee-armee.fr
https://www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html

  • Subway - La Tour-Maubourg
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 92, 93

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

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