Monday, 1 April 2013

Les Invalides visit

A very Napoleon afternoon.
I ticked a few things off the bucket list last November, one of which was a visit to Les Invalides, Paris. Tip 1- take a spare battery for your camera. Mine fizzed out just as I was getting to the Napoleonic section, forcing me to return two days later (curses!). What an incredible place it is.
Tip 2- allow at least 1 full day, the wife won't mind.

French Dragoon. Judging by the facings I would say he is from the 23rd regiment.

Cuirassier cuirass and helmet. Sapper armour in the background.

Ye Gods!

Ye Guides!

Dragoon habit. Love the less faded cloth where his belts were.

A date with the Emperor's daughter. We kissed.

Line infantry officers habit

Needs no introduction.

It all depends on that article there...


  1. Such a magnificient collection isn't it?

    Are you sure that the dragoon was from the 23rd?! ;-)

  2. yay I found the website! looks good - Lee