Louis XIV’s largest architectural project after Versailles, built for his wounded soldiers in the second half of the 17th century. The double church was constructed by Hardouin-Mansart, architect who worked at Versailles. The golden dome was then covered with close to 28 pounds of gold leaf. Napoleon was buried here almost 20 years after his death, originally on the island of Saint Helena. Turned into a military museum in 1905, with more than 300 000 items on display, it is one of the largest museums of Paris.
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My favorite monuments
Join me to visit some of my favourite monuments of Paris. The Opera Garnier has an unbelievable architecture and it keeps fascinating me.
The Pere Lachaise cemetery is really a place to stroll around, to discover its amazing statues and graves. Its quiet alleys surrounded by old trees, are full of charm.
Basilica of Saint Denis is a delightful monument, where you can appreciate the most important number of recumbent medieval statues and the first example of the gothic style in France.