The Hotel Palais Bourbon
Close to Les Invalides and the royal church
The Hôtel des Invalides is very close to our hotel. The construction of this Parisian monument was ordered by King Louis XIV in 1670 to house the the invalids from his armies, which is where its original name (Hôtel Royal des Invalides) comes from. Today, it houses several museums and the chapel royal, a work of the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, instantly recognisable by its golden dome standing 104 metres high above the rooftops of Paris, coated in 12 kilos of fine gold.
Made up of a main courtyard, straight-lined buildings and the Saint-Louis des Invalides church, Les Invalides is a unique architectural masterpiece within the heart of Paris. The entry ticket gives you access to the permanent collections at the Musée de l’Armée, the Eglise du Dôme where Napoleon I lies, the Historial Charles de Gaulle, the Musée des Plans-reliefs and the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération.