History of the two Empires

Whether you're a fan or a specialist, a young historian or just landed here by accident, this site offers a detailed account of the history of the two great French Empires. There are timelines, bibliographies and articles, there are "focus on" files and commentaries on Napoleonic imagery, and there are pages bringing you the basic info as well as a wealth of more detailed documentation. It's a Napoleonic one-stop shop!

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The French Navy during the First Empire
Presentation of the exhibition by the museum This new temporary exhibition invites you to discover the technical innovations brought to…

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