Invalides - Ecole Militaire

Parisian grandeur meets a military past in this intimate central Paris neighborhood.

Invalides-Ecole Militaire feels boldly Parisian. Despite the neighborhood’s military history and ceaseless influx of visitors, its locally owned boulangeries, boutiques, and bakeries maintain Invalides-Ecole Militaire’s intimately microcosmic allure. Weave out of its narrow streets and into its wide boulevards, and be greeted with visions of Parisian grandeur—classical architectural marvels like the 18th century Ecole Militaire share the skyline with contemporary achievements like the Eiffel Tower.

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On the Map

Invalides - Ecole Militaire is within VII Arrondissement and bordered by Louvre - Tuileries, Montparnasse, Commerce - Dupleix, I Arrondissement, Vaugirard, Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Odéon, and VI Arrondissement

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Charles de Gaulle airport : About an hour by Subway (45 min by taxi)
Orly airport: About 50 min by Subway (40 min by taxi)
Châtelet-les-Halles: About 15 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 20 min by Subway

Immersed In History and Art at the Invalides

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The Hôtel des Invalides, built by Louis XIV as a hospital and home for aging war veterans, now houses museums dedicated to France's military history.

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Invalides also holds the tombs of some of France's military heroes, including a little-known historical figure who went by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Locals that I met during my stay informed me that this location is one of the prominent neighborhoods in Paris."

Chihaeng

Visited in 2013

Outside the Gates of Invalides, A Peaceful Residential Neighborhood

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Ample park space gives residents a chance to relax or enjoy a game of Bocce.

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Side streets offer you a typical Parisian selection of cafes, tea rooms, and bakeries.

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This location has two main advantages. On the one hand you have the peaceful, elegant and safe “quartier” where many private residences, embassies and ministries are located. And of course some typical local shops, cafés, restaurants, (and all the basics you might need for your stay). On the other hand you are very close to the heart of Paris, which exudes vitality and charm day and night."

Jasmine & Rafic

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.

Oliver Knight

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Rachael Woodson is an American photographer based in Paris. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and ENSBA in Paris. Her work explores realms of psychology and family. She also photographs for clients including Airbnb, Rolling Stone, and Nylon. Rachael had an amazing time photographing the diverse neighborhoods and people of Paris for this project.

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