Route Napoléon

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Gilded eagle marker of the Route Napoléon, at the southern entry to Gap, Hautes-Alpes
The Route Napoléon

Route Napoléon is the route taken by Napoléon in 1815 on his return from Elba. It is now a 325-kilometre section of the Route nationale 85.

The route begins at Golfe-Juan, where Napoleon disembarked 1 March 1815, beginning the Hundred Days that ended at Waterloo. The road was inaugurated in 1932; it leads from the French Riviera to the southern Pre-Alps. It is marked along the way by statues of the French Imperial Eagle.


From south to north: