I’ve visited Paris at least a dozen times, but on March 11, 2011, I arrived focused solely on Napoleonic research. Six days weren’t anywhere near enough to accomplish all I wanted to see and do, especially since we took day trips to Brienne (the site of Napoleon’s early schooling), the chateau of Fontainebleau (which housed eight centuries of French rulers including Napoleon), and Malmaison (Josephine’s final home and a museum dedicated to Napoleon’s First Consulate period).
Where did we stay in Paris? Why, an apartment on Rue Bonaparte, bien sûr!
Here’s the five-minute slideshow of the Napoleonic sites I visited in and around Paris:
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