Hollande's voice and the music - including the French classic with the line "When we have only love to speak to the cannons" -- were the only sounds inside the Invalides
, filled by hundreds of people.
The cavernous Invalides
courtyard provided an austere setting for the ceremony yesterday.
Ils rappelaient que son transfert a Paris avait ete decide pour "un complement d'exploration, a l'issue de laquelle ses medecins lui ont recommande d'observer, a l'institution nationale des Invalides
, une periode de soins et de readaptation fonctionnelle en vue de consolider l'evolution favorable de son etat de sante".
Napoleon's tomb under the dome of Les Invalides
On your bike.
Once in Paris my wife and I dined at Cafe Bordelais across from Les Invalides
Police momentarily blocked the march as it reached the lawns of Les Invalides
I RECENTLY met a former French Foreign Legionnaire who told me that he still received a wine ration produced in Provence at an unusual retirement home, Les Invalides
de la Legion Etrangere.
The Government urged Britons to steer clear of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Les Invalides
and the Sorbonne University in Paris after clashes between police and protesters.
A stand-off heated up on Paris' verdant Esplanade des Invalides
, with riot police using tear gas on rowdy protesters.
In Weider hopes to gain access to Napoleon's body, buried in the gilded Invalides
monument in Paris
The building's dominant feature is its gilded dome, which is patterned after the 17th century dome of the Hotel des Invalides
After 15 minutes we were off again, and now--past the point of exhaustion but buoyed by the communal fervor--I saw everything with a dream's magnified lucidity: the Champ de Mars park, the Ecole Militaire, Les Invalides
Napoleon (L'Eglise du Dome, Les Invalides
, Paris) left a trail of camels, dogs and horses behind, including Marengo, who was captured at Waterloo and has ended up at the National Army Museum in Chelsea.
The state ceremonies were held at Les Invalides
, a building where the body of French Emperor Napoleon lies in state.
The government then withdrew it from service and installed it in the courtyard of the Invalides
in Paris where it was intended to remain as a permanent monument to victory.