Port des Invalides
When in front of Les Invalides, walk towards the Pont Alexandre III bridge by crossing the Les Invalides esplanade. Once you arrive at the bridge, go down the right-hand steps and walk along the quay until you reach the Batobus stop.
Built on the orders of King Louis XIV in 1670, the entire Les Invalides complex, including the Hôtel des Invalides residence, soldiers' church and large Dôme des Invalides church, was originally built to accommodate injured and disabled soldiers.
Today, it houses the Musée de l’Armée, an army museum which retraces the life of the Les Invalides complex under the old regime, and hosts an exhibition. A place steeped in history, Les Invalides is also located near the magnificent Pont Alexandre III bridge.
Inaugurated at the time of the 1900 World Fair and listed as a historical monument, the Pont Alexandre III bridge is one of the most iconic of the city for its architecture and location.
Its four corners are flanked by monumental towers 17 metres high, decorated atop with gilded bronze Pegasus statues.They celebrate the Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry, and above all the Franco-Russian Alliance.
The panoramic view over the building makes it a highly popular place for taking a stroll, both day and night.
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