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Eglise du Dome

#109 of 1,069 things to do in Paris
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Address: Hotel National des Invalides | Esplanade des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel...

This impressive domed church, built in 1793, is located next to the Hôtel des Invalides.

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Wonderful visit

If you're in Paris, this is one of the must-sees. From the outside, the beautiful golden dome can been seen from far off, especially on a sunny day! The architecture is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Paris, this is one of the must-sees. From the outside, the beautiful golden dome can been seen from far off, especially on a sunny day! The architecture is wonderful. Inside, the paintings & paintwork are stunning. The way they've done the lighting inside & the use of candles is nice, too. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Although this lies Napolean, the building is so beautifully decorated with the golden dome that one can forget its intent. Definitely worth to take a picture with even from the outside.

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Lullington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

After walking around the Hōtel National Des Invalides which houses a vast military collection we saved the Dôme until last. By the time we got there it was dark but it was still impressive with mood lighting and candles around each tomb. It was breath taking and a perfect end to our day. There is a small variety of Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking. More than just Napoleon's tomb. Beautiful inside. Takes your breath away how much the French revered this man.

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paisley-scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great place to visit with amazing architecture and the tomb of Napoleon. Worth an hour to look around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The visitor to Paris can see this gold dome from many locations in Paris. The impressively grand Invalides was founded by Louis XIV in 1671 as a hospital and home for retired soldiers who had no family. In 1676 Louis XIV requested Dome Church be added to the building for the use of royality as a church and burial place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely cathedral, bit dusty, but beautiful. Napoleon's tomb is in the middle and is ridiculously large! It's more of a mausoleum at the front. The actual church part is lovely at the back of the main room. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

As part of a wider visit to the army museum, we visited the dome where napoleon was buried. It is spectacular both in the decoration and the artefacts. The actual tomb is massive and occupies the lower level of the building. On the ground floor there are a number of other tombs all awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ffor those who love history and admire a man who has to be kill in order to supress his influence on his countrymen I recomend a visit. It is a grandious tomb, made to remenber hisotry and for the posterity. A must for history buffs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The church in itself is forgettable, as are the tombs of worthies like Vaubanne, Turenne, Liautey and Foch. People come here to see Napoleon's tomb. It is impressive enough, and it is surrounded by areas celebrating his achievements. The site is worth a visit, but I don't think it needs to be high on anyone's list.

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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