Fédération Européenne des Cités Napoléonienne

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  • Paris 18.11.2019
    Oleg Sokolov, le fléau de la violence
    Je viens d'apprendre un fait divers terrifiant : l'assassinat, le démembrement et l'abandon dans une rivière des restes de sa compagne par Oleg Sokolov, le plus connu des reconstituants des batailles napoléoniennes en Europe et enseignant dans diverses universités en Russie et en France. Mes pensées se sont immédiatement tournées vers cette jeune femme suppliciée que j'ai vu plusieurs fois à ses côtés. Il la présentait comme sa Joséphine, en robe d'empire bleu ciel à dentelle.
  • Ajaccio 14.06.2019-16.06.2019
    Assemblée Générale 2019
    Nous avons eu le plaisir de vous inviter à notre assemblée générale annuelle qui se tennait en Corse, dans la très belle ville d'Ajaccio, ville d'origine de Napoléon dont on commémore cette année le 250ème anniversaire de la naissance le 14, 15 et 16 Juin 2019.
  • Luxemburg 29.03.2019
    The Cultural Itineraries of the Council of Europe, granted the XIII Carlos V European Award
    ...and DESTINATION NAPOLEON is one of them!
  • Berlin 06.03.2019-10.03.2019
    ITB 2019 Conference: "Destination Napoleon goes China The European Cultural Route and its best practice for the EU – China Tourism Year"
    At ITB Berlin culture tourism has a permanent place in the Culture Lounge. For more and more people, culture plays an important role when choosing holiday destinations. As the Federation is entering the Chinese tourism market with a project within the framework of the European Program "EU-China Tourism Year 2018" we focused our conference on the presentation of our "Napoleon for Younger Chinese Visitors in Europe".
  • Montpellier 25.02.2019
    Charles Bonaparte à Montpellier
    Charles Bonaparte en sa fonction de président fondateur de la Fédération Européenne des Cités Napoléoniennes invite la ville de Montpellier de devenir membre de son association.

Our French and European cities have been marked by Napoleonic history.

"This heritage deserves to be better known, highlighted, shared and visited". Those observations led us to create a Federation for European cities of Napoleonic history.
If we look into the great man's deeds, the French Revolution, the French Age of Enlightenment, the ideals of 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity' are values which bind us together. Rehabilitating historical sites, encouraging historical research, promoting our museums and our culture through live events, opening up to our country and European citizens is a bit like travelling through the complex, contradictory and sometimes opposing tracks whereby those ideals established themselves in Europe.
The dozens of European cities involved in this movement want to promote their own image, bringing back to life a significant page of their history while discovering common parts to their past. The Napoleonic era has indeed enabled Europe to become aware of itself (through either its support or its opposition to the little Corsican man) and to adopt public institutions inspired by the Enlightenment philosophy.
Our countries and our Europe need to get a stronger awareness of their roots, and thus have a growing self-confidence in regard to taking up the great challenges of their era.
Thus our will to both better understand and highlight our cultural heritage is closely bound to the will to go forward and progress in social and economic matters. Nowadays, the 'identity' issue is central to every single crisis. Changes in behaviour are necessary to take up such challenges as developing sciences and technics, bringing underdevelopment under control or managing the environment. Those changes can only be born from Peace, thus from reconciling with the past.
As the saying goes, there cannot be any future for those who do not accept their history. This is why we decided to gather around this chapter of a great history which once divided us.

Charles Napoleon President of the Federation