Business magnets, actors, artists, doctors, engineers, scientists, common men, poor men, etc all receive a  gift of peace and silence from death! No partiality at all though our society has always been partial to privileged ones during life and after death. Perhaps we all have seen a king’s palace in any tourist destination and rarely that of a farmer’s house or a carpenter’s house. The lives of late eminent and rich personalities and also their tombs have always been a center of attraction. Only death is impartial not the society. No, I don’t have any intention to write about such contradictions that exist in our society. Instead, I intend to take you all to the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – a winner of many battles, in the French capital of Paris!

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte - A winner of many battles in Paris, France, Travel Realizations

Myself in front of the Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – a winner of many battles!

On a cold yet sunny afternoon during March, I visited Napoleon’s tomb. Napoleon Bonaparte had been in exile on the island of St Helena and died thereafter almost six years. His remains were exhumed and were kept in St Jerome’s Chapel. The remains were moved after the tomb was completed.

The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies

By Napoleon Bonaparte

The tomb is placed on a green granite. The tomb is made up of red porphyry. It is circled by a crown of laurels with inscriptions, which act as reminders of the empires great victories.

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet

 By Napoleon Bonaparte

 

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte - A winner of many battles in Paris, France, Travel Realizations

Inside the Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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The gallery inside the tomb

The round gallery has remarkable paintings and sculptures. The ceiling of this large church reflects baroque architecture.

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Inside, the statue of our beloved Jesus was beautiful. To him all is equal. He loves all of us and to him we all are fighters winning various battles of life.

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte - A winner of many battles in Paris, France, Travel Realizations

The cold march afternoon came to an end and a chilly evening began. That day, we began the beautiful morning with the famous museum – the Louvre and saw the immortal painting of Mona Lisa and ended with the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte! Needless to say, Paris has innumerable things to explore and is a treasure trove of culture, history, architecture and many hidden gems. When you plan a trip to the city of love, make sure to choose the best area to stay in Paris. 

 

Tip: Read about this day trip destination from Paris and the wonderful gastronomic delights of the French capital.

Let me end my post with a famous quote –

I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.

By Napoleon Bonaparte

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.