Friday, April 08, 2011
Are you ready for a little French history?! Well, you probably know Napoleon, a French politician who got into power in 1799 and became emperor in 1804, until his fall in 1815. You may not know his nephew Louis Napoleon Bonaparte who also led France a few years later, under the name of Napoleon the 3rd. He had a wife, Eugénie and a son, whose name was Eugène Napoleon. Eugénie, created a foundation in the name of her son in 1858, a few years after he was born. This foundation is located in the 12th arrondissement, and I discovered it only today, by pure coincidence ! It's a beautiful building.