Exhibition event at the Grande Halle de la Villette
  • WE LOVE an exciting exhibition thanks to an exceptional and immersive scenography
  • AGE : Ideal from 8 years old
  • DATES until December 24, 2021
  • WHERE Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris 19e)
  • PRICES Adult 20? and children (8 to 25 years old) 15? - Family (2 adults - 2 children): 15? per person

Napoleon the exhibition event

On the occasion of the bicentenary of his deathLa Villette offers 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" draws a fair and uncompromising portrait of a fascinating character who has shaped France until today.
  • It is the incredible destiny of a complex character that is told to us. Napoleon was both admired and controversial, victorious and defeated, heroic and tragic. The romance of the character still fascinates us today.
  • The exhibition is held in the Grand Halle de la Villette, the same place where the exhibition Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh's Treasure in 2019. You may remember the crowds and the line at the time (it seems so long ago?). 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 is imperative that you book your tickets as soon as possible (dated individual or family tickets).

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

An exceptional scenography, an exhibition adapted to children from 8 years old

  • The exhibition, thanks to its masterful scenography, is an excellent introduction to the character of Napoleon for young people from 8 years old. This is a remarkably educational exhibition.
  • Spectacular reconstructions and over 150 original piecesThese works, gathered together for the first time, follow one another along a chronological path.
  • The presence of extensive historical re-enactments (such as the first room at Fontainebleau or his 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, court life, social developments, religion, defeats and political fall ... All topics are addressed, without taboo.
  • This exhibition is divided into 9 parts The years of apprenticeship; the Italian (1796) and Egyptian (1799) campaigns; 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 the life of the court who left a lasting impression on the decorative arts (furniture and objets d'art in the Egyptian spirit in particular, following the Egyptian campaign).
  • Many important pieces are presented: from the reconstruction of an enormous throne to the sedan of Napoleon and Marie-Louise's wedding, 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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Practical information

See schedule details
  • Every day from 10am to 8pm, without exception

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