Lecture by Michel Bergeret, former gendarmerie officer and former liaison officer at the Élysée Palace.
"What is this newborn baby that wakes up on this island of beauty on this 15th of August 1769? Conquered one year ago, to the day, by France, this wild territory carries in its bosom this child conceived during the war of independence and whose father is one of the main leaders of the nationalist revolt. What is the destiny of this little puny Corsican condemned to live a secondary role, without brilliance, without French noble lineage, with his rough Italian dialect and a devious character? How will he impose himself in the bosom of this decadent royalty and in the revolutionary storm? How did his origins, his education and his family environment influence the flight of this gigantic Titan? What was the omen of the comet seen a few days
days before his birth?
Didn't Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the great thinkers of this century, predict it when he said: "I have a feeling that one day this little island will surprise Europe! ".
Is chance the only legitimate king in the universe? as Napoleon liked to say.
- Base rate : 6€
Brochures Bourgogne Tourisme
Consult our brochures online or order them to receive at home