Travel Facts#2: In the footsteps of Napoleon!

Napoleon's House

For anyone wanting to know more about Emperor Napoleon, surely there can be no more symbolic a place to visit than Aix Island, in Poitou-Charentes, France.

Napoleon finally left French soil forever from Aix Island en route to his banishment on St Helena.   This rather melancholy fact is made more poignant when you hear that he personally built the property (now a museum dedicated to his memory) a couple of years before.


By the way, bicycles are de riguer on this car-free and delightful island that is reached by ferry from Fouras.  There are also plenty of Napoleonic war fortifications to see too – with Fort Boyard (a sea-fort) in the far distance.

Contributor:  Sue Lowry

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