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The Palais des Invalides is a French architectural complex dating from the seventeenth century, located in the seventh arrondissement of Paris, close to the Military Academy. Designed to be a royal residence for militaries and French soldiers, retirees, disabled or elderly, now houses several museums and religious institutions as well as various services and organizations for veterans.

In 1840, the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte were moved from the island of St. Helen to Paris, at the initiative of King Louis-Philippe of France, and deposited in Les Invalides. Since 1940, the imperial mausoleum also contains the remains of Napoleon II, authorized by Adolf Hitler at the time the collaborationist Vichy government. The Invalides also houses the remains of Napoleon's brother, Joseph of Spain and those of several renowned as military Marshal Lyautey, Marshal Foch and General Leclerc are kept there.


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Army Museum, Les Invalides, 129 rue de Grenelle, 75007 PARIS
The museum is open daily, except on the first Monday of each month from 10:00am to 5:00pm from October 1st to March 31th and from 10:00am to 6:00pm from April 1st to September 30th

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