Church of St-Louis-des-Invalides

Interesting
It is also known as the «Soldiers' church» It was build by Jules Hadouin-Mansart, who was inspired by Libéral Bruant's drawings (prior to the Dome being built). It is a severe and stark building and the only decoration used are the flags taken from the enemy, that are hung from the cornices. The organ, a magnificent 17C instrument, played Berlioz's famous Requiem for the first time in 1837.

Useful information

Address : 

Esplanade des Invalides

Phone:

+33 1 44 42 37 65

Nearby tourist attractions

Jardin de l'Intendant
Jardin de l'Intendant
It is a peaceful classical framework for
0:30
The Église du Dôme des Invalides
The Église du Dôme des Invalides
Designed in the French Classical style
1:00
Hôtel des Invalides
Hôtel des Invalides
This stunning architectural complex was
2:00
Hôtel Biron
Hôtel Biron
Maréchal Biron bought this house in the
0:30
Musée Rodin - Hôtel Biron
Musée Rodin - Hôtel Biron
Entry is via the museum's chapel, which
2:00
Museum of the Order of the Liberation
Museum of the Order of the Liberation
The order of the Liberation (1940) and
1:30
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

The Église du Dôme des Invalides
The Église du Dôme des Invalides
Designed in the French Classical style
1:00
Hôtel des Invalides
Hôtel des Invalides
This stunning architectural complex was
2:00
Hôtel Biron
Hôtel Biron
Maréchal Biron bought this house in the
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

The Église du Dôme des Invalides
The Église du Dôme des Invalides
Designed in the French Classical style
1:00
Hôtel Biron
Hôtel Biron
Maréchal Biron bought this house in the
0:30
Musée Rodin - Hôtel Biron
Musée Rodin - Hôtel Biron
Entry is via the museum's chapel, which
2:00
See all