On 13 December, the official ceremony was held for the city of Herceg Novi, Montenegro, which has been a member of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities since 2022.
The official accession ceremony for the town ofHerceg Novimember of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities and Destination Napoleon since 2022, took place on 13 December 2023 in the presence of Vincent Chauvet, Chairman of the FECN, Stevan Katic, Mayor of the municipality of Herceg Novi, and Bertrand Baucher, Political Adviser representing the French Embassy in Montenegro.
The history of Herceg Novi is closely linked to Dalmatia and the Illyrian provinces of the First Empire. On 7 July 1807, following the Treaty of Tilsit signed by Tsar Alexander I and Emperor Napoleon I, Herceg Novi and its region came under French administration. Today, a monument to the French soldiers who died in the Battle of the Bay of Boka Kotorska stands on Ilinica hill.