Tag Archives: Napoleon Bonaparte

Au destin

When I get to Paris in June, I’ll be just on time to see Joséphine at the musée du Luxembourg. The former Empress of France was an interesting woman. Born on the island of Martinique to a family of sugarcane planters, Joséphine … Continue reading

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Occitan

Golfe-Juan is a community on the edge of Antibes in the Côte d’Azur. If you like to swim and catch a few rays, this is a calm place for both activities, yet only a few minutes from the packed public … Continue reading

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Mettre à feu et à sang

First there was Puy du Fou in 1978, then Futuroscope in 1987. Parc Astérix opened in 1989 and Disneyland Paris welcomed its first guests in 1992. France loves theme parks, but Napoleonland? Former French minister for the overseas departments, Yves … Continue reading

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L’impossible est le refuge des poltrons

Napoléon Buonaparte (later changed to Bonaparte) was born on Corsica, August 15, 1769, a year after it became French. For the purpose of focusing on the finest in French culture, which is, after all, the mandate of this blog, I’m … Continue reading

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