For documents and images dealing with all aspects of French history and culture, one of the best sources for digitized primary sources is the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, which maintains an ever-growing collection of historical documents and images on its web site.
The French Ministry of Culture also maintains a web site (ARCHIM) which contains the texts of all French constitutions, from 1789 to the present, as well as documents and images relevant to the history of France.
The Institute of France also maintains a web site, containing information on its history and membership.
The United States Military Academy at West Point manages a web site dedicated to maps of the Napoleonic era, containing 70 campaign and battle maps ranging. Maps 1-10 deal with the Italian campaign of 1796-97 and with Egypt.
West Point Department of History Map Library (Napoleonic Wars)
Numerous websites are dedicated to the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. Among the best of these sites is Napoleon.Org. Maintained by the Fondation Napoléon, it encourages the study of and interest in Napoleonic history.
The Napoleon Series, an all-volunteer educational project, is another accessible and informative website
The International Napoleonic Society maintains a website with scholarly articles, bibliographies, meeting/conference calendars, and links.
The Napoleonic Guide, an award winning educational and enthusiast site, bills itself as "the ultimate online reference source for people wanting to know more about the life and era of Napoleon Bonaparte."
Historydata.com is a particularly interesting site produced by Martin Boycott-Brown, author of Road to Rivoli. It was designed as an electronic reference supplement to his monograph on Napoleon's first Italian campaign, containing additional information such as chronologies, maps, images, and biographies.
Although designed for miniaturists, Histoire et Figures provides considerable information on, among other topics, the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon, biographies of its military leaders, battles and maps.
Histoire et Figures Home Page (English)
Les Deux Terres is a French website dedicated to the study of Egyptology, which provides information relating to the 1798-1801 French expedition to Egypt.
One of the truly great advantages of the internet is the ability to see many of the world's great works of art (at least virtually). Numerous sites are dedicated to art and art history.
Artchive Index Page (a superb website maintained by Mark Hayden which includes "over 2,600 scans from nearly 250 artists" )
Olga's Gallery Home Page (educational online collection, with over 8,000 images of art).
Digital Imaging Project Home Page (art history site based at Bluffton College)
ArtNet Home Page (a comprehensive art/art history site managed by the Art Musuem Network)
In addition to "Virtual Museums," many museums maintain informative and instructional websites, depicting not only a sample of their collections but histories of the museums and other supporting information. Many of these museum websites are also multilingual.
Probably the most famous museum and maintainer of one of the most assessable websites on art is the Musée du Louvre.
Musée du Louvre Home Page (English)
History of the Louvre (English)
Musée du Louvre Collections (English)
Musée du Louvre Virtual Tour (English)
Chateau de Versailles possesses a well-concieved site which gives the history of the palace and a sample of its vast collections of art.
Chateau de Versailles Home Page (English)
The City of Paris maintains an informative website on all that the city has to offer, including a directory of its museums and their collections.
Several websites are dedicated to the study of the medals, jetons, coins, and medallions of the Napoleonic Era.
Napoleonic Medals Home Page (maintained by Vern McCrea, this is probably the best site for images of Napoleonic era medals)
Fortier's Napoleonic Medals Home Page (in addition to images of numerous medals, this site also contains essays about the medals and selections from key books about Napoleonic medals)
Blackwatch Napoleonic Medals Home Page (a smaller digital collection of imperial medals)
CGB Numismatic (a French Coin Dealer which provides excellent background on numismatic terms and features)
In addition to numerous on-line encyclopedias, several site offer specialized reference sources.
The Catholic Encyclopedia is another comprehensive on-line reference
Yahoo France provides a handy on-line encyclopedia
The History of Economic Thought provides not only biographies of leading philosophers, but also links to their works available on-line