Église du Dôme
Louis XIV constructed a separate private royal chapel, which was named “Église du Dôme.” Finished in 1706, it is considered one of the very finest examples of French Baroque architecture. The done was inspired by St. Peters Basilica in Rome.
The dome of the U.S. Capital, designed by Thomas U. Walter was inspired by the dome at Les Invalides. He had previously visited Les Invalides. Other U.S. structures inspired by the dome include the San Francisco City Hall, Grant’s Tomb, and the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. See Wikipedia for more detail.
Napoleon is buried there. He was initially buried on Saint Helena, but King Louis-Philippe arranged for his remains to be brought to France in 1840. His tomb was finished in 1861.
All of my photos in the dome were handheld at 800 ISO.
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