LA VILLA LEOPOLDINE
G R E N A D E
This manor house, now a private mansion, was built in the middle of the First Napoleonic era. It used to be the family home of Marechal de Pérignon, 1st Marquis of Grenade, famous for his numerous glory titles during the French Revolutionary Wars and known for having carried the sceptre of Charlemagne during the coronation ceremony of Emperor Napoleon I (Painting from Jacques Louis David Paris 1748 - Brussels 1825 exposed at the Louvre Museum)
The Villa is built on a very well preserved vaulted cellar dating back to the 13th century
"Portrait in bust of the Marquis de Pérignon"
THE MARCHEAL de PÉRIGNON
In 1793-1795, he held orders in the Army of the Eastern Pyrenees and defeated the Spanish troops at the Battle of Escola. He succeeded to Jacques François Dugommier as commander of the army after the death of the General at the Battle of Black Mountain. He then succeeded in concluding the siege of Rosas at the beginning of the year 1795. Finally, he was the Ambassador of the French repertory in Spain and concluded the treaty of San Ildefonso against the Kingdom of Great Britain.
From his union with Hélène Catherine de GRENIER was born Marie Catherine Léopoldine of PERIGNON