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Dome des Invalides

Dome des Invalides, known as the gold-domed building, is now used as a burial site for some of the country’s war heroes. One of the most famous tombs of France’s native sons was located in the royal chapel of the Invalides complex.

The dome church became a military burial place; it houses the tombs of Turenne, Vauban, Lyautey, Foch, and Joseph and Jerome Bonaparte. Inside the church under the dome is the recently restored large fresco by Charles de la Fosse depicts St Louis handing a sword to Christ. The tomb of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I  rests on a slab of green granite from the Vores region, with the crypt itself being fashioned out blocks of red porphyry.