The unmissable gilded dome on the Paris skyline is the cathedral of the Invalides, final resting place of Napoleon since 1840. The building that surrounds it shelters the museum of the Army, which recounts the military history of France and her allies. Designed in the XVIIth century for the wounded veterans of the wars of Louis XIV, it has become the proud symbol of the French Armies. Meet your expert local guide for a fascinating tour of this magnificent building, which has been dedicated to war since its origins. Also home to the awe-inspiring tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, you will learn about his incredible rise to power, glorious military victories and eventual downfall. From medieval armours to World War II machine guns, follow the path of history through conquests, invasions and resistance, jousts, duels and bombings.