App launch: let’s trail Napoleon! [fr]
Whether you use it on a summer holiday or plan a trip for next year’s 200th anniversary of the Hundred Days events you will find the experience, rewarding, stimulating and educational.
Join us for a festive evening to discover the different flavours of France through an historic journey and a taste of French Food & Drinks!
“There is no sacrifice, not even that of life, which I am not ready to make for the interests of France.” With those words, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the throne of his French Empire on 11 April 1814.
Follow him or take sections of his journey after his abdication that will take you to the emperor’s prison home on the island of Elba, to the French Riviera, or over the Alps towards Grenoble. You could visit towns and villages to see and feel the places where he slept, loved and fought. You can stand in the abdication room at Fontainebleau, drink a coffee where he dined al fresco with the parish priest at Escragnolles, or visit the Chateau at Séranon where he slept in a chair overnight. Follow this trail and feel for yourself his triumphant return to Paris.
From there the trail leads to the battlefield at Waterloo just south of Brussels where Napoleon was finally defeated. Would you have made the same decisions he made?
Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Jean-Pierre Thébault, Ambassador of France to Ireland,
Fiona O’Doherty, Director & Founder of Let’s Trail
and Pier Kuipers, Author of "Let’s Trail Napoleon’s Hundred Days".
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 6.30pm
@ The Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Admission Free prior to Registration
Please note: admission will be on a first come first serve basis as places are limited
Further information: scac[at]ambafrance-ie.org - 01 708 8308