No visit to Paris is truly complete without time spent in Les Invalides. This complex of buildings in the 7th Arrondissement contains museums, mausoleums and military mementoes - all dedicated to the role that France and the French have played in the history of warfare. Lauren Axelrod takes us on a tour around this amazing site.
The place was founded in the seventeenth century, so as you can imagine with a country with such a rich history, Les Invalides can take a substantial amount of time to cover. However, the trip is well worthwhile as even if you are not a fan of military history this remarkable place gives you a glimpse in to the very essence of the French national character.
Lauren is no stranger to history - and by that I am not taking a pop at her age, believe me. If you would like to see more of her work, then take a trip over to her excellent blog, The Ancient Digger.
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