The camp of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the starting point envisaged by Napoleon I to conquer England, is the place of a sumptuous ceremony of handing over two thousand crosses of the Legion of Honour on August 16, 1804. The site of the Column of the Great Army, memorial of this day, highlights the period of the Boulogne Camp in the epic of the First Empire and the enthronement of the Legion of Honour in the national symbolism. A museum presents historical elements related to the site and the top of the Column is accessible by an internal staircase.
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Great Army Column
Avenue de la Colonne