Route de la Napoleon


Where: South East France

How Long: 325km Approx

Added: 16 September 2011

Route Napoléon is a 325-kilometre section of the Route Nationale 85, taken by Napoléon on his return from Elba in 1815. The route begins at Golfe-Juan, where Napoleon disembarked in 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 flying eagle symbol.

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From south to north:

  • Antibes
  • Grasse
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
  • Castellane
  • Digne
  • Sisteron
  • Gap
  • Col Bayard (1,246 m)
  • Corps
  • La Mure
  • Laffrey