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Fondation Napoléon

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Paris, France
Jean-François Bodin
Foundation Napoleon
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In 1998, Avesta Group worked on the project of a new space dedicated to Napoleon’s history.


Martial Lapeyre, a Napoleon History’s Passionate

Martial Lapeyre (1904-1984) was a man fascinated by the Napoleonic adventure, an informed collector and member of the Association of Napoleonic Remembrance. After his death, his legacy helped at the creation of the Foundation Napoléon (Foundation Napoleon), recognised as being of public utility. Indeed, the Foundation received the prestigious collection of its patron.


The Foundation Goals

Martial Lapeyre wanted his donation to allow among other things: to enrich a library and improve the service for the broader public, to support doctoral students by awarding them scholarships, to reward historians with the annual award of history prizes, to publish a magazine, innovative works such as authentic re-editions.


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SAS with a capital of 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Head Office: 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France

AVESTA GROUP SARL - 20 rue de la Condamine - 75017 Paris - France

Publication director:
Paul Alezraa