|French Revolution soldiers in the "Cour d'Honneur" (Court of Honor) of the Invalides|
Do you know the "Hotel National des Invalides" in Paris?
The King Louis XIV built the "Invalides", a military hospital for war veterans and unwell soldiers (the "invalides" of war). See this link.
|Les Invalides - La Cour d'Honneur|
The Dome Church is very famous (now covered by gold), notably because it contains the tomb of Napoleon I.
|Napoleon I in the Cour d'Honneur (statue previously at the top of the Vendôme Column)|
This weekend of December 7th and 8th is the celebration of the Artillerymen with numerous Artillery demonstrations and many historical re-enactments. See the following program:
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|Horse drawn Gribeauval cannon in the Invalides|
See the following films of some of these demonstrations (you can choose HD mode):