Napoleonland was the nickname given by news media to a French theme park, "Napoleon's Bivouac",[1] proposed by French politician Yves Jégo in 2012.[2] The park's theme was to be Napoleon Bonaparte, the French general and emperor who rose to power in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Proposed attractions included lessons in Napoleon's life from his time as an artillery officer to his eventual defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. A watershow would depict the Battle of Trafalgar, other historical re-enactments and a ski run featuring replicated frozen bodies of French soldiers in a recreation of Napoleon's retreat from Russia. The park would be built by 2017 near Montereau-Fault-Yonne, site of the Battle of Montereau, where proposer Jégo was the local mayor, at an estimated cost of 200 million euros.[3] As of September 2013, there was no report of any funding or other significant progress on the proposal.


  1. Schofield, Hugh (26 March 2012). "Napoleon... the theme park". BBC News.
  2. Grossman, Samantha (24 January 2012). "French Theme Park 'Napoleonland' in the Works". Time Magazine.
  3. Laurent, Ottavi (8 February 2012). "A New Napoleonic Campaign for Montereau". Foundation Napoleon.

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