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Modern art


90 min visit

Grande Halle de la Villette
28 May → 19 Sep 2021
Tue to Thu from 12 am to 7 pm. Fri to Sun from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Mon.

« This year we have heard a lot about him. But do you really know who Napoleon Bonaparte is? »

For 200 years, France and the rest of the world have had a passion for Napoleon. Peacemaker for some, dictator for others. Whether we admire him or despise him, Napoleon Bonaparte built the France of today. To follow his life is to contemplate a whole part of our country's history. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death, the exhibition offers an authentic portrait of the first French emperor. Discover Napoleon as you have never seen him before, from his greatest victories to the decline of the last years of his reign, through an unprecedented body of work! More than 150 original pieces are brought together for the first time, masterpieces from the collections of the Louvre Museum, the castles of Versailles, Fontainebleau and Malmaison, the Army Museum, the National Furniture and the Napoleon Foundation. The emperor's personal objects interact with contemporary works of art from the period in a unique chronological and immersive tour in nine parts: paintings, furniture, sculpture, jewellery and numerous digital devices accompany you on this adventure! Go back in time alongside one of the most emblematic and complex figures in French history.


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