Sunday, May 26, 2013

Les Invalides

Today I went to Les Invalides. This used to be a hospital for wounded solders. Now, it's an Army Museum! It has armor from real knights, Napoleon's grave, and items from World War 1, and World War 2. Find the two pictures with the 1-Up Mushrooms today, and tell me in the comments where you found them. Each mushroom gives you one point!

Les Invalides.

The biggest cannon in the world- of its type. 

The armory.

This is a salamander on a canon. Medieval tales say that they can live in fire because, in real life, if you touch some salamanders' backs, it will burn your skin. The fire that you see coming out of the salamander's mouth is not him actually spitting fire like a dragon, but eating it. This was the king's symbol because he was feared and powerful.
This was a helmet of a a warrior named Anne. Back then, that was a boy's name. This is a special helmet because there is a hole in it where his jaw used to be. He was injured, but didn't die. He's also very lucky because he lived up to the age of 80. Most knights lived usually to the age of 20 or 30.

A knight on a horse

Big, bad guns

The guns were made in the 1600s!

The cross-bow

I learned a lot of stuff from an iPod tour for kids. It told me to search for items in the museum and then taught me a lot about the things.

More armor.

With funny faces

Hunting guns

We had to find this unicorn because the iPod requested it. We had to search for quite a long time, and finally found it. It's on this gun. All the hunting guns had beautiful decorations.

This is a black powder flask. Men would put it in a gun.

Little knights that princes would play with

Chinese Emperor suit.


The Dark Knight!

I'm looking at guns
More guns.


Children started training to be a knight when they were 6 or 7 years old. This is armor for a 6 year old.
This was a battle screen that told you all about the famous battle the Napoleon lost. We watched and listened to the strategy story for a long time. I loved it.

Armor for a child and for adults


Napoleon and me.

Tank from WWI!

A taxi for carrying French soldiers

the oldest armor made out of chain

A cool sword.

Au revoir!


  1. Thank you for making it quite obvious this time:) The mushroom is in the picture of Napoleon's battle scene. It is also in the picture of you hiding behind something that looks like it's painted camouflaged. I can see part of your face and eye:) Is that thing a rolling shield?

    1. Yes! The mushroom IS in those places! You are correct that that "thing" is a rolling shield. It's cool. You are winning by a landslide. I'll have to get your prize quite soon!

  2. I didn't find the mushrooms! Just kidding. Hey Julien, FDCVFGHYTDGFCDG. RANDOM LANGUAGE! P.S., I need a prize! I found um '

  3. Hi Julien,

    I am learning so much from following your blog.
    Thanks from your friend back in North Texas.