* Often considered a short man, he was actually 5’6” - the average height of that time.
* This painting, by Jacques-Louis David, shows the crossing of the Alps in 1800 on his way to war.
* A fan of the fizz, Napoleon is believed to have said: "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it" ... and quite right too!
* Napoleon often visited Champagne. It's no surprise to think that the many victories his troops enjoyed were toasted with the region's finest.