Chant du Départ

French revolutionary and war song

The "Chant du Départ" (French for "Song of the Departure") is a revolutionary and war song written by Étienne Nicolas Méhul (music) and Marie-Joseph Chénier (words) in 1794. It was the official anthem of the First French Empire.[1] It is also the regional anthem of French Guiana.


  1. "Le Chant du Départ". Retrieved 2012-02-09.