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La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon: French Presence in KwaZulu-Natal

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La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon: French Presence in KwaZulu-Natal

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Core Activity:Battlefields Type:Facilitated Duration:Half-day or full-day Budget:Contact guides for details as this depends on the combination of sites. When to Go:Any time of the year, but note that summers can be very hot. You may wish to coincide your visit with some of the annual events that take place in the battlefields region. Itinerary Rating:Moderate Other:For details of the French Presence/Prince Imperial brochure, the Prince Imperial rose, the Prince Imperial wine and for further revelations about the other French Presences (the French Presence in the Anglo-Boer War, the French missionary order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the French Augustinian Sisters) and the project's accompanying community outreaches along the N3 Toll Route, consult: www.princeimperial.co.za Other Activities:You may wish to combine this with other tours in the area.

This can be a half-day tour from Dundee combined with either the Talana Museum and battlefield or Ncome/Blood River using a local guide based in Dundee.

The Route reveals a wealth of Franco-South African historical and cultural associations through some of the most panoramic vistas of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.  Follow in the footsteps of the young Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon, whose poignant monument is one of the Battlefields’ sites; visit the places associated with his and his mother’s (the Empress Eugénie) passage from Durban, through Pietermaritzburg, to Dundee, to Uqweqwe where the young Prince met his untimely fate on I June 1879, in the closing stages of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

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