Colonne Campagne de France 1814 Montmirail
The last victories of Napoleon I
Between January and April 1814, Champagne and Brie witnessed Napoleon I's last victories. Leading an army weakened by campaigns in Russia and Germany, the Emperor would attempt to resist invasion by the troops of the Sixth Coalition of European armies and keep the national territory intact.
Trace Napoleon's footsteps, from Châlons-en-Champagne to Fontainebleau, via Brienne-le-Château, Champaubert, Montmirail, Nogent-sur-Seine, Montereau-Fault-Yonne and Arcis-sur-Aube. You can also trace the footsteps of the Imperial and Coalition armies, as you explore the battlefields and stopping places of the army chiefs. The stelae and monuments raised to commemorate French victories, as well as museums, preserve the memory of the French campaign of 1814, which ended in the abdication of Napoleon I and the temporary end of the First Empire.