Napoleon escapes from Elba
“On 26 February 1815, when the British and French guard ships were absent, Napoleon slipped away from Portoferraio with some 600 men and landed at Golfe-Juan near Antibes on 1 March 1815.
Marshal Ney, now one of Louis’ key commanders, had said that Napoleon ought to be brought to Paris in an iron cage, but on 14 March, Ney joined Napoleon with 6,000 men. Five days later, after proceeding through the countryside promising constitutional reform and direct elections to an assembly, to the acclaim of gathered crowds the Emperor triumphantly entered the capital, whence Louis XVIII had recently fled.”
From the movie Waterloo.