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Within the Invalides lies the tomb of the victorious commander of Allied forces on the Western Front in World War I, French Marshal Ferdinand Foch. The Invalides is the final resting place of the great Heroes of France. At the center of the sacred site, is the tomb of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Marshall Foch's tomb is located in one of the major alcoves that radiate from the center; his tomb is marked by a beautiful sculpture. French World War I era soldiers carry a simple coffin. The dark but simple sculpture reflects the Foch's nature and lack of desire for notoriety.

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