Route Napoléon

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Gilded eagle marker along the Route Napoleon, on the southern approach to Gap, Hautes-Alpes Route-Napoleon02.jpg
Gilded eagle marker along the Route Napoléon, on the southern approach to Gap, Hautes-Alpes
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The Route Napoléon

The Route Napoléon is the route taken by Napoléon in 1815 on his return from Elba. It is now concurrent with sections of routes N85, D1085, D4085, and D6085.


The route begins at Golfe-Juan, where Napoleon disembarked 1 March 1815, beginning the Hundred Days that ended at Waterloo. The road was inaugurated in 1932 and meanders from the French Riviera north-northwest along the foothills of the Alps. It is marked along the way by statues of the French Imperial Eagle.


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