On our last afternoon in Paris, we decided to wander around Les Invalides. We were too late to have a good look around the museum inside, but we had a lovely look around the outside. Once again, its on an enormous scale and has your jaw dropping at the detail.
We noticed that these tourists had found a novel way of getting around - I remember seeing the Segway tours last time. I bet their hips and knees and ankles didn't ache as much as ours did!
When I looked up, I noticed that the stone work around the windows were actually Knights in armour - that's what I mean about the detail!
Again, the statues were huge. I'd love to know how many statues there are in Paris.
The cobbled courtyard is beautiful. I wish we had left more time to explore inside - Ah well, we'll have to go back!
You can visit Napoleons tomb in Les Invalides, and also his taxidermy horse!
The dome on the chapel is stunning and the gold work really shines.
We had a lovely surprise in the Chapel - which is free to visit. Not only is it very beautiful......
but a choir was practising inside. They sounded incredible and they brought tears to our eyes. The dancing queen hadn't joined us on our trip as she was at Uni, but I rang her and let her listen to the choir as I knew she would love them. We sat and listened for a while. It was very moving.