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- 12 -082016

Experience the magical Christmassy atmosphere at the Invalides!

From Saturday 10 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017, on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year, we are pleased to offer you a special cultural programming for the whole family.

Effective Monday 10 December, a Christmas Market dedicated to French traditional know-how will open its doors at the foot of the majestic Dôme Church of the Invalides where a broad selection of French quality products and crafts such as delicatessen, wines, liqueurs, personalized jewellery and artefacts will be proposed for sale. Children and adults alike will love these holiday gifts!

On this occasion, the Dôme Church, the final resting place of Napoleon I, will remain open till 8 pm. We invite you to extend your visit to one the most splendid examples of French Baroque architecture that will be exceptionally lit inside each night. A wonderful opportunity for a candle-lit evening visit of one of the finest monuments of the French capital.

Visitors will also be given a unique opportunity to discover a collection of figurines representing the celebrated Coronation of Napoleon as painted by Jacques-Louis David that took place on December 2, 1805.

Last and not least, don’t miss the Feast of Saint Barbara during which the French School of Artillery of Draguignan will offer you a show telling the story of French artillery starting from the Middle Ages to present-day through demonstrations of artillery exercises on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December.

Christmas Market: free entrance
Open every day from December 10th to January 2nd 2017 from 10:00 to 20:00 (except on December 25th and January 1st).

Dôme Church and lightings:
Every day from December 10th to January 2nd 2017 from 10:00 to 20:00 (except on December 25th and January 1st)
Price: 11€ (full-rate), free for visitors under the age of 18, admissions: Visitors under the age of 18 and personnel of the Department of Defense

Get you ticket (free or with charge) at the museum cash desk.

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