Nearly 200 years after his death, the figure of Napoleon continues to fascinate all over the world!
According to a study conducted by the CRT Paris Île-de-France, 74% of foreign visitors questioned consider Napoleon I to be the most important person in French history. The visitors best informed on this historic figure are from Russia, Germany and the Netherlands, while those from China and the UK show the most interest in this period in history.
In the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and the Isère département, many Remembrance Sites remain along the famous route the deposed Emperor followed to reach Paris and start his second reign: the “Hundred Days.”
This press kit follows the “Flight of the Eagle” step by step, listing the Napoleonic landmarks still visible today and interesting addresses along what has become one of France’s most popular tourist itineraries.
Whether on a bicycle, a motorcycle, on horseback, in the air or simply on foot; with your partner, the family or a group, tourism professionals had devised tourist products to help discover this legendary Route.
Historical re-enactments will punctuate the anniversary week from 28 February to 8 March 2015, while most of the events celebrating the Bicentenary of Route Napoléon are scheduled for summer.