Mémorial du retour des cendres de Napoléon
Raymondo Puccinelli, Mémorial du retour des cendres de Napoléon [Memorial for the return of Napoleon's ashes], 1980
The La Défense site now keeps the memory of Napoleon. Indeed, it is there, on the Place du Port, that the Emperor's ashes were solemnly unloaded on 15 December 1840. A commemorative stele marks the site where they rested before being transferred to the Invalides.
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