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Corps de Napoleon Parade Route

in Metairie
  • The Krewe of Napoloeon will begin at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Eldorado Street.
  • The parade will go east to Houma Boulevard, where it will turn north.
  • At the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Houma Boulevard, the parade will turn west.
  • Before the Krewe of Napoloeon reaches Clearview Parkway, the parade will turn around on Veterans (near North Woodlawn Avenue) and use the westbound lane to go east.
  • The parade will continue east until it reaches Severn Avenue, where it will turn north.
  • The krewe will travel up Severn to the intersection of Severn and 12th Street, where the parade will turn around and head south.
  • At Veterans Memorial Boulevard, the parade will once more turn east.
  • The parade will follow Veterans all the way to Bonnabel Boulevard, where the parade will turn turn north once again.
  • At the intersection of Bonnabel and Feronia Street, the krewe will turn around and head south to Veterans once more.
  • On the final leg of the parade route, the krewe will travel east to the intersection of Veterans and Martin Behrman Avenue, where the parde will end.

In 1980, the Krewe of Napoleon was created in 1980 to provide Jefferson Parish with fun and different Mardi Gras festivities.

The Corps de Napoleon's primary mission is to honor New Orleans' French heritage, as well as the French culture and heritage of surrounding parishes, setting it apart from other Mardi Gras krewes, which traditionally focus on Greek or Roman mythology. Instead, the Corps de Napoleon honor's France's greatest hero.

The Corps de Napoleon is an army of bead, cup and doubloon-throwing revelers organized similarly to which Napoleon organized his armies.

The parade is led by the Captains and Officers on a float that looks like a painting by David, which shows Napoleon crossing the Alps during the Italian campaign. The Emperor Napoleon and Empress Josephine are also depicted by the royal monarchs as they reign over the parade, Coronation Celebration, and After-Parade festivities. The Emperor's float features the "Arc de Triomphe" in Paris and is pulled by a team of four white horses. Patients from the local children’s hospital ride on their Napoleon Avenue streetcar as guest of the Corps.

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