Parc de l’Observatoire in Meudon / Walk to Saint-Cloud

The Parc de l’Observatoire is a park in Meudon near Paris. It owes its name to the astronomical observatory nearby. After leaving the park, I walked towards the Seine and the Parc de Saint-Cloud.

Above, in Issy-les-Moulineaux, on the way to Meudon. There are no Vélib’ stations in Meudon so I could only go to Issy and then had to walk from there.

Above, at the Parc de l’Observatoire.

Above, looking towards Paris from the park.

Above, Eiffel Tower and Ballon de Paris.

Above, astronomical observatory.

Above, leaving the park.

Above, in the Forest of Meudon, walking towards the Seine and the Parc de Saint-Cloud.

Above, Eiffel Tower.

Above, skyscrapers of La Défense.

Above, building in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Above, Parc de Brimborion in Sèvres.

Above, Seine from the bridge to Boulogne-Billancourt.

Above, looking towards the Parc de Saint-Cloud.

Les Invalides / Tomb of Napoléon

Les Invalides is a landmark of Paris which houses the Musée de l’Armée, the military museum of the Army of France. Its most visible and famous feature is the Dôme des Invalides, a large church under which Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte is buried, along with other French war heroes.

Above, bronze canon near the entrance.

Above, cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides.

Above, orgue in the cathedral.

Above, dome of Les Invalides.

Above, entrance to the dome.

Above, ceiling of the dome.

Above, sarcophagus of Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte.

Above, tomb of Vauban.

Above, stairs to the underground crypt and Napoléon’s sarcophagus.

Above, tomb of Napoléon II, king of Rome and the son of Napoléon.

Above, the crypt highlights the accomplishments of Napoléon.

Above, tomb of Maréchal Lyautey, who fought in North Africa.

Above, SL for Saint-Louis (king Louis IX of France).

Above, view of Les Invalides from the observatory of Tour Montparnasse.