During the history of the Seine-et-Marne department, which recently celebrated its 230th anniversary, the Seine-et-Marne territory was among the sites where Napoleon I made his mark, notably in Fontainebleau, where he stayed and took a number of decisions.
As part of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I, the Department of Seine-et-Marne is partnering with the event, with the support of the Cultural Affairs Department and the Department Archives administration. The Department Archives of Seine-et-Marne have a fairly extensive collection on the First Empire.
Located to the east of Paris, Seine-et-Marne is the largest department in the Île-de-France region. With 1.4 million inhabitants, it is a young, dynamic area with strong economic development, and a privileged living environment. With over 5,000 agents throughout the territory, it is the largest public employer in the department.
Seine-et-Marne attracts around 30 to 40 million people every year, making it the second most popular department in Île-de-France for tourists, after Paris.
The department offers a great number of touristic, cultural and leisure sites such as the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Château de Fontainebleau, the cathedral of Saint-Etienne de Meaux, the medieval city of Provins, the dormitory of the abbey of Chelles, among others.