January 22, 2012 2:45 AM Subscribe
posted by suburbanbeatnik (34 comments total)
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In one of the strangest new bids to get tourism dollars, Yves Jégo
, the current veep of France's Radical party and the former Overseas Secretary of State, has announced plans to start raising funds for a new theme park dedicated to Napoleon
is meant to be a rival to the hated but hugely popular Disneyland Paris
, and-- according to Jégo's original blog entry here
(in French)-- he suggests an educational and immersive family park where visitors "might don skis and glide down snowy battlefields"
or see a recreation of Louis XVI's execution. If €200m can be raised, then Jégo hopes to see Napoleonland finished by 2017.
, in France
, have been mixed
, to say the least.