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Sixty cannons in the courtyard
The Cour d’Honneur of the Hôtel National des Invalides, built by architect Libéral Bruant (1635-1697), is 102 metres long and 64 metres wide. It is enclosed by four buildings, each with two levels of arcaded galleries. At the base of the roofs, dormers decorated with abundant motifs and pediments contrast with the sobriety of the facades. In the courtyard, the collection of 60 classical bronze cannons covers 200 years of French artillery history, from the reign of Louis XIV to the Napoleonic Empire. The courtyard is the site of commemorations and tributes to the soldiers who fell for France.
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