wish my ashes to repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French
people I have loved so well!”
Napoleon’s will was respected. Dead in exile in 1821, his coffin rests since 1840 in the
heart of the beautiful Dome Church where our visit will tell the legend of the
man who upset so many of the kings of Europe and who still influences the
The French Republic nowadays.
This travel back in French history will let you discover how much the 15 years of Napoleon’s government has deeply transformed France with many aspects still occurring nowadays in politics, judiciary, and urbanistic maters.
The visit is also about linking Emperor Napoleon with the Sun-King, as Louis XIV has built the Invalides buildings, St Louis Church and finally the Dôme church where are now buried Napoleon, his brothers, and son.
After the visit, you can stay longer with the same entrance ticket to discover one of the largest Army museums in Europe as well as the « Historial museum » dedicated to Charles de Gaulle, another famous French figure of contemporary history…
Meet your guide outside of Metro Invalides entrance (Lines 8, 13, and RER C) to walk with him, as on an Imperial march, to the Invalides buildings, passing by the Army Museum where you could access in, after our tour, with the same entrance ticket!
Day and time of visit
Tuesday 1 pm, Thursday 1 pm, Friday 10 am, Sunday 1 pm
Private transfer with pick and drop off hotel