Cycling in Napoleon’s footsteps along the historical Route Napoleon (2017 Days 47-50 Antibes to Grenoble)

The Route Napoleon is a 325 km stretch of  road winding through the hills and mountains of Provence in France. The road from Antibes to Grenoble follows the route taken by Napoleon in his 1815 escape from the island of Elba, off the coast of Italy. Running through Provence, the Route Napoleon begins at Golfe-Juan … Continue reading Cycling in Napoleon’s footsteps along the historical Route Napoleon (2017 Days 47-50 Antibes to Grenoble)

Col du Grand Saint Bernard – Climbing the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass over 200 years after Napoleon climbed the same pass to invade Italy (2016 Day 08 Etroubles)

Today's featured photo shows Napoleon addressing his troops at the summit of the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass in May 1800. Napoleon and his army planned to attack the Austrian army in Italy and were hoping to surprise and ambush them by climbing the Grand Saint Bernard. Napoleon's audacious plan worked as a month later, … Continue reading Col du Grand Saint Bernard – Climbing the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass over 200 years after Napoleon climbed the same pass to invade Italy (2016 Day 08 Etroubles)