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The First Restoration, or Première Restauration in French, refers to Louis XVIII of France's accession to the throne after Napoleon's exile to Elba. It lasted from 6 April 1814 to 20 March 1815, on which day Napoleon arrived back in Paris.
He was speedily defeated, and Louis XVIII was restored in the longer-lived Second Restoration.