• History and Statutes

    OUR “raison d’être” : Le sens de l’histoire, ensemble [THE MEANING/DIRECTION OF HISTORY, HAND IN HAND] The Fondation Napoléon is a registered charity established in France dedicated to historical research, to the dissemination of public history, and to the preservation of heritage. The historical period we cover includes the two French Empires and more broadly […]

  • Board of Trustees

    The Fondation Napoléon is administered by a board of twelve members. Victor-André Masséna, a direct descendant of Marshal André Masséna, joined the board on 10 February 2004 and was elected President, replacing Baron Gourgaud, on 13 December 2005.

  • The team

    The Fondation Napoléon's team, led by Thierry Lentz since 2000, is made up of professionals and specialists in History, History of Art and library and information science.

  • The “Cercle des ambassadeurs” (the Ambassadors’ Circle)

    The “Cercle des ambassadeurs” [Ambassadors’ Circle] is a working group, the result of a decision taken by our Board of Directors and is part of the initiatives launched by the “Napoleon 2026” project. Its members have been chosen according to their speciality, their own professional network and, of course, their desire to participate in our […]

  • Statistics

    The Fondation Napoléon’s annual reports trace its activity and the results of its main missions: making a library and a digital library available which are open to the public, sharing the history of the two Empires via our websites, napoleon.org and napoleonica les archives, publishing a scientific review online, Napoleonica.La revue, organising conference cycles and […]

  • Annual accounts statements

    The Fondation Napoléon’s finance is drawn mostly from revenues from the Lapeyre bequest, which are currently managed by the Fondation de France. The Lapeyre capital is administered by this large institution in association with the Fondation Napoléon. Since 1987, the capital has not only been maintained, but has actually increased. In accordance with the results […]

  • No. 7

        In July 2012, No. 7 became the latest Napoleonic address in Paris. The Fondation Napoléon had moved into its own building, 7 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in the fifth arrondissement, near the Jardin des Plantes. These offices house an open-stack library open to students, researchers and the general public, and the Gourgaud room which […]