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Les Invalides

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Historical place
Location type: Historical place
Location address: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
Number of texts: 2
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Les Invalides (French pronunciation: ​[lezɛ̃valid]), officially known as L’Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building’s original purpose. The buildings house the Musée de l’Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France’s war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte (lists below).

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Les Invalides was originally built by Louis XIV as a hospital for ailing soldiers and is where Napoleon was laid to rest.

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