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Emperor Napoleon’s Tomb – Paris, France

The Napoleonic Wars had an impact on the settlement on the Island of Newfoundland during 1803-1815. The withdrawal of the warring nations from the salt cod fishery gave Newfoundland a monopoly in such a lucrative industry. During these years prosperity came with increase in standards of living and brought great social change.

While in France, my mother and I visited the Hotel des Invalides and Napoleon’s Tomb.

Napolean's Tomb

Dome Artwork

Miniature of the Hotel des Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb

The Invalides complex with Dome Church, built in 1670 was a military hospital. It has beautiful gardens, which are lined by canons. There is a focus of Napoleon’s life and death.

It is one of the places you can see while in France.

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Christopher Mitchelmore

Tour Eiffel – By Day; Paris, France

 
Tour Eiffel

View from above

A view of the tower

The Tour Eiffel is synonymous with Paris, an a must see while visiting. It was meant to be only temporary for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. It was built by Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel. It weighs 7000 tonnes.

The light rainfall did not stop us from braving the hundreds of stairs to the first level. There was quite a line for those wishing to take the elevator up, but my mom and I certainly did not mind the exercise.

The view from above is marvelous. At the top you can see for 65 kms. There are great photo opportunities. We easily spotted the Hotel des Invalides and Napoleon’s Tomb. The golden dome really stands out.

Cityscapes

 
Tour Eiffel was once claimed the “world’s greatest lamppost” by critics. However, the test of time has made it one of the greatest icons of the city. Where people enjoy the view of the tower, just as much as the view from the tower.
 
Crepes are available under the tower and are to die for. I recommend the chocolate banana.
 
More photos will be posted to our Live Rural Newfoundland & Labrador (NL) facebook group.
 
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Christopher Mitchelmore
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