Exhibition event at the Grande Halle de la Villette
  • WE love : an exciting exhibition thanks to an exceptional and immersive scenography
  • Age : from 8 years
  • Duration: April 14 to September 19, 2021
  • Location: Great Hall of the Villette (Paris 19th)
  • Rate : Adult 20 € ; Child (8 to 25 years old) 15 € - Family (2 adults -2 children) : 15€ per person

It is strongly advised to buy your tickets in advance. Time-stamped tickets per 30-minute session

Exhibition Napoleon billet

Napoleon the exhibition event

On the occasion of the bicentenary of his death, La Villette proposes a spectacular exhibition on Napoleon, a political and military figure as complex as he was controversial.

  • The Exhibition presents the life of Napoleon in all its facets. From the historical and political figure to the intimate man.
  • Napoleon the Exhibition" paints an accurate and uncompromising portrait of a fascinating figure who has shaped France to this day.
  • It is the unlikely destiny of a complex character that is told to us. Napoleon was both admired and controversial, victorious and defeated, heroic and tragic. Moreover, the character's romance still fascinates us today.
  • The exhibition is held in the Grand Halle de la Villette, the same place where the exhibition was held the exhibition Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh's Treasure in 2019. You may remember the crowd and the queue at that time (it seems so far away ...). This new exhibition on Napoleon should also be an event, and given the expected success and the implementation of a gauge to limit the number of people present at the same time, it seems to us imperative to book your tickets as soon as possible. (individual or family dated tickets).

Napoleon the exhibition at La Villette
Napoleonic bivouac at the exhibition on Napoleon at La Villette

An exceptional scenography, an exhibition suitable for children from 8 years

  • The exhibition, thanks to its masterful scenography, is an excellent introduction to the character of Napoleon for young people from the age of 8. It is a remarkably educational exhibition.
  • Spectacular reconstructions and more than 150 original piecesThe two groups, meeting for the first time, follow one another along a chronological path.
  • The presence of extensive historical re-enactments (such as the first room in Fontainebleau or its bivouac in the countryside, or an evocation of the Egyptomania that accompanied his reign) as well as many digital devices allow a real immersion in the heart of a decisive moment in the History of France.
  • Campaigns and travels, life at court, social developments, religion, defeats and political downfall... All subjects are covered, without taboo.
  • This exhibition is divided into 9 parts : the years of apprenticeship; the campaigns of Italy (1796) and Egypt (1799); the coup d'état of 18 brumaire and the Consulate; the advent of the Empire; Napoleon and his private life; Napoleon, the warlord; Napoleonon and Europe; the decline of the Empire with the Spanish campaign (1808) and the Russian campaign (1812); the Hundred Days and its final fall after the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Spectacular re-enactments evoke the arts and court life which had a lasting effect on the decorative arts (furniture and objets d'art in the Egyptian spirit, particularly following the Egyptian campaign).
  • Many important pieces are presented: from the reconstruction of an enormous throne to the sedan of the wedding of Napoleon and Marie-Louise, and paintings of the young Bonaparte .

painting by Jean Louis David at the exhibition on Napoleon at the Grande Halle de la Villette

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Napoleon, the exhibition

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Practical information

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  • Every day from 10h to 20h, without exception

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