The Casualty Academy Bridge on the Seine River is an arch bridge, 152m in length and 18m in width. It was built and opened to traffic in 1855. The Casualty Bridge is a simple stone bridge. It is the lowest bridge across the Seine River in Paris. As its name implies, it leads to the Royal Military Academy.
On the north front of Les Invalides Hardouin-Mansart's chapel dome is large enough to dominate the long façade, yet harmonizes with Bruant's door under an arched pediment. To the north, the courtyard (cour d'honneur) is extended by a wide public esplanade (Esplanade des Invalides) where the embassies of Austria and Finland are neighbours of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all forming one of the grand open spaces in the heart of Paris. At its far end, the Pont Alexandre III links this grand urbanistic axis with the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais. The Pont des Invalides is next, downstream the Seine river. The Hôpital des Invalides spurred William III of England to emulation, in the military Greenwich Hospital of 1694.The buildings still comprise the Institution Nationale des Invalides, a national institution for disabled war veterans. The institution comprises:a retirement homea medical and surgical centrea centre for external medical consultations.
Hotel des Invalides' gilded dome emanates majestically from the deep end of its vast esplanade lawns. Commissioned by Louis XIV in the 1670s as a respite for 4000 invalides (wounded or disabled war veterans) it stands as one of the most prestigious monuments in Paris and as a testament to Louis XIV and Napoléon – the latter's remains lie in the Tombeau de Napoléon [Napolean's Tomb]. Still functioning as a hospice for injured or disabled war veterans, its massive complex also houses the Musée de l'Armée, Musée des Plans Relief and Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération along with two churches.
This is a complex of buildings containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France. The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte
I haven't been here for a long time and I was surprised to see how the War Museum is so much better. Apart from all the ancient war galleries, they have a whole session dedicated to WW1 and WW2 that is truly awesome. This is also where Napoleon was buried and you can see all his personal belongings and correspondance on the back of the building.
Один из множества памятников Парижа! В череде себе подобных немного незаслуженно теряется, но тем не менее стоит посещения!
All bridges across the Seine River have their charm, and the bridge of the casualty academy is no exception. There are three beautifully decorated pillars on the bridge body. The view from there to the Eiffel Tower is very good. The bridge was originally planned to be placed in front of the present Academy of Royal Military Affairs of Alexander III Bridge. The sculpture of the bridge's body implies victory on land and at sea.