Chant du départ

French revolutionary composed by Étienne Méhul, lyrics by Marie-Joseph Chénier
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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". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-02-09.