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Capital of his Empire, Napoleon made Paris his greatest political theater. From the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire to his abdication at the Elysée Palace in 1815, Napoleon remodeled so deeply Paris that many buildings, streets and palaces still bear witness to it today. But much more than these reforms and oversized projects, it is his fascination for the city that now invites us to reflect on Napoleon's legacy, symbolically absorbed between past and future.

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From the Louvre, renovated and embellished, the building of the Madeleine and the façade of the Palais-Bourbon, the Arc de Triomphe, the construction of the Bourse building, the Vendôme column, the consolidation of the Pantheon and the layout of the Père-Lachaise, to the construction of the Opera, theaters, squares and large parks or Haussmann buildings, Paris keeps the memory

and the architectural traces of the great works launched by the Bonaparte family, from Napoleon I to his nephew Napoleon III. The two Emperors not only contributed to the metamorphosis of a city that is today admired worldwide, but also to the pride of a memory that is meant to be universal.

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