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A close-up on: Tilsit (July 1807)



- The summit of the two emperors on the Niemen, by Fragonard (detail © Fondation Napoléon)
- Czar Alexander I presenting the Kalmuks, Cossacks and Baskirs of the Russian army to Napoleon I, at Tilsit (July 1807)
- Napoleon I at Tilsit decorating the grenadier Lazareff with the cross of the Légion d'Honneur (9 July, 1807)
- Napoleon I receiving Queen Luise of Prussia at Tilsit (6 July, 1807)
- The meeting of the two emperors, 25 June, 1807, popular engraving
- The meeting of the two emperors, 25 June, 1807
- Napoleon and Czar Alexander meeting on the raft on the Niemen, 25 June, 1807 
- Map of Tilsit in 1835
- Commemorative medal for the peace treaties at Tilsit (July 1807)



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