The statue of Marechal Valée

Brienne-le-Château History, Napoleon I

Born to Brienne in 1773, he is the son of a servant of the Loménie. He joins the military academy in 1793 when he meets Bonaparte, of four years his elder brother. Brilliant serviceman, he is called from 1821 to reform the said system “Gribeauval”.

He introduces the howitzer and returns the more mobile artillery, he sets up in particular the department of mountain which allows the troops and the equipment to move forward quickly, about is the topography of the ground.

Become Even of France, Valée becomes famous during the conquest of Algeria. He is an important character of the colonial expansion under the Second Empire. This statue is situated ” Place of the Republic “.