Tours: Napoleon's Tomb
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Les Invalides is the
final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte.
former emperor's body was returned to France from St
Helena in 1840 and, after a state funeral, was laid to rest
in St Jerome's Chapel while his tomb was completed in 1861.
was no expense spared for the tomb and Napoleon Bonaparte's body
lies within six separate coffins. They are made of iron, mahogany,
two of lead, ebony, and the outer one is red porphyry.
tomb sits on a green-granite pedestal surrounded by 12 pillars of