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Inaugurated in 1678, Les Invalides is a complex of buildings which are a must visit to anyone interested in the military history of France. It is called Les Invalides because it was built by Louis XIV as a home and medical care facility for disabled and needy soldiers. The Musée de l'Armée (Museum of the Army) is one of the most interesting places in Les Invalides. Created in 1905, the museum gives a great overview of French military history from the earliest periods to the 20th century. You will see many interesting artifacts here. You can see vintage artillery used by the armies, as well as the armor of several leaders and kings. Dôme des Invalides is easily the most prominent place here. Created to be a burial place for Napoleon, the place is very beautifully built. The tomb of Napoleon is a must visit for any tourist, and viewing the tomb is an amazing experience. Many of Napoleon's family members and people who served with him are also buried here. Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine is also worth a visit. It shows the contemporary history of France, and the displays includes things relating to the sociological, political, and cultural events.