Tag: Napoleon

Things about France that surprised me: not necessarily a fan of Napoleon

He’s one of the world’s most famous Frenchmen, but France is divided over whether the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte tomorrow should be marked in any way. Here’s why. Tomorrow 5 May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death on… Continue Reading “Things about France that surprised me: not necessarily a fan of Napoleon”

A visit to Les Invalides, Paris

On our most recent trip to Paris, my beloved noted there was an exhibition exploring Napoleon’s Strategy at Les Invalides and expressed a desire to go and see it. I’d visited years ago but my beloved had never been. It’s well worth a visit,… Continue Reading “A visit to Les Invalides, Paris”

In Napoleon’s footsteps

Tomorrow we’re off to St Vallier de Thiey, just above Grasse. This is also the date of the club’s annual picnic on the shores of Lac St Cassien. Two year’s ago, doubting my ability to cycle all the way to the Lac via St Vallier,… Continue Reading “In Napoleon’s footsteps”