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Meeting with the city of Plymouth

Today Mr. Alain Sibiril, honorary consul of France in the UK is meeting with Mrs Amanda Lumley, chef executive Destination Plymouth. The city is interested in becoming a member of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.

Mr. Sibiril was also present at this year's annual meeting of the Federation mandated by the city of Plymouth to present its Napoleonic history by showing a short film about the commemoration of the bicentenary of the arrival of Napoleon on board Bellerophon and about the unveiling of a monument marking this historical event. Mr. Sibiril announced once again that the city of Plymouth has decided to become a member of the Federation and to collaborate in European projects. The local authorities have clearly demonstrated their interest and concrete avenues have already been raised, notably in connection with the University, the neighbouring town of Torquey and several sites in Dartmoor, notably the Dartmoor prison in Princetown where French prisoners were detained during the Napoleonic wars.

The town of Plymouth offers a well-preserved patrimony of docks used to supply the English navy during the campaigns against France, quays that saw the departure of the Mayflower, the island of Captain Drake etc ...

A heritage that would have all its relevance in Destination Napoleon.