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Glory and decline of Napoleon

Life, death and secrets of Napoleon Bonaparte, with a visit of his tomb to the Invalides

2h - 50€/person skip-the-line ticket included

7/7d 2h Per person: 50€ skip-the-line ticket included


The Napoleonic epic in two hours full of history, of victories and defeats, of loves and betrayals, of glories, humiliations and many many anecdotes. How to tell you all this in the lightest and most interesting way possible? We thought of a nice walk in the center of Paris, through the beauties of the capital, up to the golden dome of the Invalides, where Bonaparte is buried.

A chronological path to learn about the history of one of the greatest conquerors of all time, through some important monuments of Paris directly and indirectly linked to Napoleon. And yes, because Bonaparte, like any great ruler, participates in the transformation of the city. The exercise of power also passes through the representation of power itself: to show, therefore, that one is powerful through the imposing buildings. The Napoleonic Paris shows off in the theater of Place de la Concorde, with four monuments each of which symbolically marks the four cardinal points. From east to west the two triumphal arches built in imitation of those of the ancient Rome, the Arc de Triomphe del Carrousel and the most famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile face each other. While the Madeleine church towers on the north side, and on the other bank of the Seine, on the south bank lies the National Assembly. A walk on the bridge Alexander III, one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, dedicated to the tsar, will be an opportunity to revive Napoleon's campaign of Russia and the inexorable beginning of its decline. And then, do you know that his real surname was Buonaparte and that at the age of 16 he had already been appointed lieutenant of the artillery? Is the story of self-coronation true or not? Why is the battle of Austerlitz so important? What happened during the famous 100 days of Napoleon? Is the story of self-coronation true or not? Why is the battle of Austerlitz so important? What happened during the famous 100 days of Napoleon?

We will go as far as the Invalides, where the remains of the Emperor of the French rest, because it is at the visit of the Bonaparte mausoleum that the second part of the tour is dedicated. Many curiosities await us inside the building. The many symbols that enrich it: the eagles, the many bees that dress the emperor, the sun, the laurel. And then, why is the sarcophagus really red? And who transferred the body of Bonaparte from Saint Helena to Paris? In short, the good looks to arrive right at the end of the tour. So, follow us carefully until the end, we will reveal everything but everything you need to know about Napoleon, even what were the last words pronounced at the point of death.

Highlights
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Les Invalides
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Life of Napoleone Bonaparte
  • Tomb of Napoleone Bonaparte
Meeting point

At the obelisk of Place de la Concorde

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Guided private tour with an expert official guide
  • Entrance ticket to the museum (skip-the-line)
ACCESSIBILITY
  • This tour is also accessible by wheelchair
PRICING VARIATIONS
  • Free admission ticket to Les Invalides for under 26s of the European Union and for all under 18s (on presentation of identity document at the entrance)
  • Those entitled to a free or reduced ticket price (handicapped and accompanying persons, etc.) must specify this at the time of booking.

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