The French <Bflag flew from many windows during the tribute at Les Invalides
on a grey late autumn day in Paris
Hollande, who in January locked arms with world leaders in a show of global unity against terrorism, sat alone in a hard-backed chair in the cavernous Invalides
courtyard, the assembled mourners behind him as victims' names were recited.
Napoleon's tomb under the dome of Les Invalides
On your bike.
Mortal red and gold scarred our black republican sky crumping the Latin Quarter and most of the hospitals with their healing-huddled beds, most screaming infant schools, while at the Invalides
hysteric Prussian shells shrill as harpies in Wagner never woke the slumberer in the huge sunken vault fit for an emperor of porphyry and basalt.
Once in Paris my wife and I dined at Cafe Bordelais across from Les Invalides
The Government urged Britons to steer clear of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Les Invalides
and the Sorbonne University in Paris after clashes between police and protesters.
A stand-off heated up on Paris' verdant Esplanade des Invalides
, with riot police using tear gas on rowdy protesters.
The building's dominant feature is its gilded dome, which is patterned after the 17th century dome of the Hotel des Invalides
After 15 minutes we were off again, and now--past the point of exhaustion but buoyed by the communal fervor--I saw everything with a dream's magnified lucidity: the Champ de Mars park, the Ecole Militaire, Les Invalides
In Paris, you can take your pick of wonderful sightseeing areas, including Notre Dame, Les Invalides
, L'Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Champs Elysees, Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower.
The state ceremonies were held at Les Invalides
, a building where the body of French Emperor Napoleon lies in state.
The government then withdrew it from service and installed it in the courtyard of the Invalides
in Paris where it was intended to remain as a permanent monument to victory.