This Easter weekend many thousands of French men, women and children - along with visitors of all ages from all over the world, will be visiting the outstanding French Army Museum at Les Invalides in Paris.
There is an exposition on Franco-Irish military co-operation over the past 3 centuries running in the Museum at the moment (until 29 April) and, having the good fortune to have a morning free on a wonderful Spring day in Paris last week I was able to take a few photos of the exposition and the museum which I would like to share with you this Easter Sunday morning. As the excellent section on the French Resistance is closed for improvements until next year I have added a few photos of locations of the Resistance in Paris.
I have added 2 of my favourite military marches- neither of which is strictly Irish but either of which would be great National Anthems if we ever want to change. Can you identify both marches?. (Hint- neither of the marches have probably ever been played by an Irish military band- or even British!).
Vive La France! Vive La Republique!