US News In Corsica, the commemorations of the death bicentennial Napoleon divide

17:02  07 april  2021
17:02  07 april  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

A Autun, the "Napoleon Room" abandoned, threatened to be sold by its owner

 A Autun, the It is in this room that Napoleon stayed in 1802 with Josephine, then alone in 1815, when his return from the Elba Island. © provided by FranceInfo Abandoned for eight years in a hotel whose degradation accelerates, the "Chamber Napoleon", which welcomed the Emperor to Autun (Saône-et-Loire), arouses the concern of a city in full battle for his ranking.

Le 5 mai prochain cela fera 200 ans que Napoléon Ier est mort. Alors en Corse, l'île natale de l'ancien empereur, les élus lancent déjà les festivités. Un programme discret qui ne séduit pas toute l'île de beauté. Certains membres de l'Assemblée territoriale souhaitent © Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP on May 5th this will make 200 years that Napoleon I is dead. Then in Corsica, the native island of the former Emperor, the elected officials already launch the festivities. A discreet program that does not seduce the whole island of beauty. Some members of the Territorial Assembly wish to "derive more economic and tourist benefits from this event.

Is it necessary to celebrate Napoleon ? In Corsica , where the former Emperor was born, the commemorations of the bicentenary of his death, on May 5, began in advance by videoconference. But they are already disputed. For some elected officials, the planned manifestations would not be up to the illustrious character who reigned at the beginning of the 19th century.

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 Corsica: Stéphane Colonna's jumpish, the brother of Yvan Colonna, burned a survey was opened for dangerous resources for people © E. frisullo / 20 minutes Illustration of a car of the gendarmerie. Plage - A survey was opened for dangerous degradations for people Stéphane Colonna's masket, Yvan Colonna brother, one of the members of the commando author of the assassination of the Prefect Erignac, was targeted by A fire on Saturday in Cargèse ( Corse-du-Sud ), were he learned from the Attorney of the Republic of Ajaccio Carine Greff.

"The commemoration is essential"

in Corsica as on the continent, Napoleon Bonaparte divides. The man will not be officially celebrated. But the bicentenary of his death, will be well commemorated by the Territorial Assembly of Corsica. A political choice assumed. "The commemoration is essential. The celebration, one can understand that it is disputed. As a policy, we are responsible for the memory. But we respect it respectfully with all historical interpretations," details the President of the Territorial Assembly of the island, Jean-Guy Talamoni.

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for this elected Corsican, there is no question "to impose a national novel". "We are not at all in an order of axiological ideas with good and evil. We work on a character, in an era," reassures Jean-Guy Talatoni.

You have to "get more benefits from the Napoleon brand"

and for some elected representatives of the island of beauty, commemorate it's not enough. "It lacks ambition, we had to go a little further," says Jean-Charles Orsucci, Mayor of Bonifacio and the leader of the opposition. "We should draw more benefits from the Napoleon brand, including a tourist and economic point of view," he continues.

and health crisis of the Covid-19 obliges: Even in Ajaccio, the hometown of Napoleon, no great gathering is planned.

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