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Route Napoleon

Retrace Napoleon’s footsteps on this scenic road trip

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Route Napoleon
  • France, Europe
  • 324 km
  • 6 hr

The current Route Napoléon is a part of the route Elba to Grenoble taken by Napoléon Bonaparte and his army in 1815, after he escaped from exile. In addition to the historical interest, the route passes through the strikingly beautiful scenery of southern France.

From the enigmatic French Riviera the road meanders north along the foothills of the Alps taking in spectacular views of the Cote d’Azur. Retrace the emperor footsteps through the lavender and jasmin fields, rolling hills, pine forests and dramatic rock formation of the Parc Natural Regional du Verdon. Marked along the way by statues of the French Imperial Eagle this historical route is sprawled with monuments and commemorative plaques. The various landscapes will take you through amazing places such as the castle of Beaumont à la Mure, the lovely towns of Sisteron as well as Grasse, which is the world capital of perfume.

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