Date: from 28 May to 19 December 2021
Place: Grande Halle de la Villette, 211, Avenue Jean Jaurès, Porte de Pantin, 75019 Paris
Prices: From 15€
Admired as much as he was controversial, Napoleon Bonaparte was a highly complex character whose life oscillated between heroism and tragedy, victory and defeat, modern advances and regressive measures. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of his death, La Villette, La RMN – Grand Palais and RERE / Adonis are offering a spectacular exhibition that provides a fair and uncompromising portrait of a fascinating figure who shaped the France of today. After all, to know Napoleon is to understand the world in which we live. From his rise to the decline of the imperial adventure, the exhibition retraces this crucial period in nine sections, from key moments in French history to the intimate and romantic life of the emperor. The exceptional collaboration of the Louvre, 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, assembled here for the first time. Masterpieces created during the Empire, exceptional objects that belonged to Napoleon and contemporary creations follow one another along a chronological and educational path. Vast reconstructions and numerous digital devices offer visitors a real immersion in the heart of these decisive moments in French history. A health pass is not required for this exhibition.