THE LAFAYETTE TRAIL

Cartographier le Tour de 1824

Qui sommes-nous?

Nous sommes The Lafayette Trail, un project franco-américain pour documenter, cartographier et patrimonialiser les étapes du Général Lafayette durant sa quatrième et dernière visite aux Etats-Unis en 1824-1825.

The Lafayette Trail Inc. est une fondation d'utilité publique dont la mission est d'approfondir les échanges entre la France et les Etats-Unis et d'étudier l'héritage du Général Lafayette en France et aux Etats-Unis.

Recherche

Our exclusive use of primary-source documentation allows us to tell historical facts apart from local lore. Newspaper account, personal diaries, or journal de voyage constitute excellent resources and are at the core of our historical methodology.

Systèmes d'information géographique

Information from research is digitized in a GIS software and is stored in a spatial database.

Code

Data architecture serves the need of the mapping program from the moment digitized data enters the spatial database implemented.

Déploiement et lancement

When the website is ready, users can enjoy the results of our work, contribute and share ideas in accordance with the open-source spirit driving our endeavor.

Nos Activités

Our work is at the core of the diplomatic ties between France and the United States, the oldest alliance between two countries. Check out our very unique Lafayette Trail mapping program.

Nos Résultats

Here are some of the exciting things we do!

Click on the images below for more information

Massachusetts Bill S. 2265

SIGNAGE, TOURISM, LEGISLATION, HISTORY

A bill requiring the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to erect and maintain Lafayette Trail historical markers across the Berkshires.

Lafayette College Alumni Magazine

NEWS, EDUCATION, HISTORY

On the Trail of General Lafayette. The journey to retrace his 1824-1825 Triumphal Tour helps remind us of his importance to America.

NC LEGISLATION

SIGNAGE, TOURISM, LEGISLATION, HISTORY

AN ACT TO DESIGNATE AND ERECT HIGHWAY MARKERS TO COMMEMORATE AND RECOGNIZE THE LAFAYETTE TRAIL.

New Hampshire Bill SB217

SIGNAGE, DIPLOMACY, TOURISM, EDUCATION, HISTORY

An act authorizing the New Hampshire Transportation to work with The Lafayette Trail Inc. and The American Friends of Lafayette to mark the trail across New Hampshire.

France-Amérique

NEWS, DIPLOMACY, HISTORY

A French Geographer in Search of Lafayette in the United States.

Consulate General of France in Atlanta

DIPLOMACY, EDUCATION, HISTORY, TOURISM

Tracing Lafayette’s trail across the Southeast U.S..

Nos Partenaires

Ils nous soutiennent!

I wish here to commend your strong engagement in favor of reinforcing the historical bonds of friendship that have united France and the United States and of which Lafayette is forever the emblematic symbol.

Emmanuel Macron President of the French Republic

France can have no better representative in America than Julien Icher. He is open and accessible. He is articulate and hard working. These things Americans hold in highest esteem. Julien conveys authenticity effortlessly. He is a Frenchman who enjoys America, and Americans naturally reciprocate the enthusiasm. They want to befriend him and they want to know more about the country he represents.

Dr. Richard Ingram Lagrange Internal Medicine, Lagrange, GA

Due to Julien’s efforts we will soon see historical signs along the trail marking Lafayette’s role as the first major French influence in the traditional friendship between France and the US - a fitting tribute as we approach the 200 th anniversary of Lafayette’s visit in 2024.

John Becica Easton, PA

Rester en contact

Feel free to contact us and
share your ideas or collaboration

thelafayettetrail@gmail.com

45 Hardy Road
Londonderry, NH 03053 US

+1 (603) 845 6929