November 1: Bonaparte meets with Sieyès, one of the directors, who wanted to strengthen the governing power after the years of the political instability of the Directory rule, allied with Bonaparte. Together, they were planning a military overthrow. Bonaparte takes the command-in-chief of the army to maintain order in Paris and in the assemblies.
November 3: Bonaparte meets with Fouché, the Minister of Police, who agrees not to stop during a coup d’état.
November 8: Bonaparte meets with Cambacérès at dinner and arranges the final details of the coup d’état.