New Theme Park in France: Napoleonland?

Theme-park fans in France now have an alternative to Disneyland Paris, according to a report in the Economist: Yves Jégo, a deputy from the Radical Party and mayor of Montereau, is planning a new leisure park 45 miles from Disneyland that will re-enact the life and times of the Emperor Napoleon.

Napoleonland will have the usual hotels, shops and restaurants, though the activities and rides have yet to be determined or designed.

The park could have far-reaching appeal, too: Napoleon is the best-known Frenchman after Charles de Gaulle, and is popular in Russia and China. Jégo mentions in the article that the French government has not catered to his millions of fans, either at home or abroad. Although his tomb is in Les Invalides in Paris, there is no national Napoleon museum.

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