Napoleon, an exhibition at the Grande Halle de la Villette
On the occasion of the bicentenary of his death, La Villette, La Rmn – Grand Palais and RERE / Adonis offer a spectacular exhibition, portraying a fair and uncompromising portrait of a fascinating character who has shaped France today. Because to know Napoleon is to understand the world in which we live. From its rise to the decline of the imperial adventure, the exhibition retraces in nine sections this pivotal period, from key moments in French history to the intimate and romantic life of the emperor.
The exceptional collaboration of the Louvre museum, the châteaux of Versailles, Fontainebleau and Malmaison, the Musée de l’Armée, the Mobilier National and the Fondation Napoléon has brought together more than 150 original pieces, brought together here for the first time. . Masterpieces created under the Empire, exceptional objects that belonged to Napoleon and contemporary creations follow one another in a chronological and educational journey. Vast reconstructions as well as numerous digital devices offer visitors a real immersion in the heart of these decisive moments in the history of France.