The Grande Armee

La Grande Armee

 He said :

“You will return home through the arches of triumph”.

The construction of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was ordered in 1806 by Napoleon, the French Emperor.
Napoleon wanted to honor the Grande Armee, the name of the French army at that time.  The Grande Armee had conquered most of Europe and was then considered invincible. After his Austerlitz victory in 1805, Napoleon said to his soldiers : “You will return home through arches of triumph”.

You may want to take a look on the following article : Arc de Triomphe to be transformed by an art project that’s 60 years in-the-making

And because every King’s Dream is Versailles, you may want to get some more info.  For this reason take a look on the following which is written by Rick Steves :  Versailles 

Or click on : Destination World which is a travel magazine with some ideas from travelers around the world, and some ideas and articles of mine and yours.  Because I read you, dear friends, and you’ re great writers.  So I thought it would be a nice gesture to find ways to promote your articles through other media too.  Thank you for passing by and take care.

The Grande Armee

 

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