Exceptional destinies

An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS

Format: HD
Duration: 120’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France


From the Arc de Triomphe, which celebrates its greatest victory, to the Dome of the Invalides, in front of the Emperor's tomb, SECRETS OF HISTORY tells the story of this ambitious young man determined to reach the pinnacle of power. From Ajaccio to Lodi, from Milan to Venice, from the Great Saint Bernard Pass to Austerlitz, Waterloo and the island of Elba, we follow all of Napoleon's routes.

What was the secret of this outstanding soldier who went from victory to victory? Did he intend to save the Revolution or restore the monarchy for his own benefit? Why, despite his many mistresses, did Napoleon love only one woman, Josephine de Beauharnais, whom he made empress?