Near the 15th arrondissement, on the esplanade of the same name, the Invalides rises in the sky of Paris, a symbol of one of the most famous buildings in the capital and witness to the architectural magnificence of the seventeenth century. It is indeed in 1670 that Louis XIV ordered by royal edict, construction of a luxury hospice, intended for disabled soldiers remained. The plans are prepared by Bunting, the architect of the Place Vendome, and taken up by Hardouin-Mansart. Decorated churches and gardens, the success of the hospital is immediate, and increases over the centuries, with an infirmary and an internationally renowned school of surgery and more than 300 residents. Looted during the French Revolution, the property is then restored by Bonaparte, who shall, in 1804, the first legion of honor in the Dome church. Today, the Hotel des Invalides, a few Paris metro stations 15, is best known for her and visited the Army Museum and the tomb of the Emperor. Visit the Invalides thus enables to have a good overview of the French military history.
Staying in a hotel close to invalides Paris 15, you'll have time to walk on the Esplanade and visit the museum, where you will discover a large pan of French military history. Collections of weapons, artillery, armor old are exposed to the curiosity of visitors, while the Charles de Gaulle has the political career and biography of the latter through various multimedia, including archives audiovisual and sound. Les Invalides, a former royal chapel became military pantheon under Bonaparte, is also worth a visit. You can admire in a setting to the glory of Louis XIV and the royal armies, not only the tomb of Napoleon himself, but also that of his son, his brothers and illustrious generals and marshals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Invalides, who lives passage of Napoleon's funeral procession, but also the 1900 World Expo, is also very popular with Parisians and tourists in search of greenery.
The advantage of living in the fifteenth arrondissement, in the near Les Invalides? Is to be able to walk, of course, in about twenty minutes! Take the opportunity to pass the Champ de Mars (for Boulevard Garibaldi and Place Joffre). From there, the Avenue de la Motte-Picquet leads directly to the Place des Invalides. You can continue your walk on the esplanade, which connects the hotel to the Alexandre III bridge and whose aisles are lined with lime trees. It is also possible, Baldi Hotel Paris 15, to join the Invalides metro, taking line 8 direction Créteil from Cambronne station (close to the hotel) to Ecole Militaire, browsing walk the last meters separating the Invalides station.