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.
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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Posted on March 19, 2011, in History, Vacations and tagged Dried and salted cod, france, French Emperor, History, Hospital, Les Invalides, Napoleon I, Napoleonic Wars, Newfoundland (island), Newfoundland and Labrador, Paris, War. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.