“Napoleon at St Helena” – Exhibition in Paris

Napoleon in st helenaFrom 6 April to 24 July 2016, the atmosphere of the last days of Napoleon will spread over Paris. The public will discover the universe that surrounded Napoleon Bonaparte at the time of his death in 1821. This exhibition aims to show to the public the furniture that surrounded the emperor when he died on this remote island, located in the very middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.

In 1815, after his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte decided to go into exile with his most faithful companions on the remote island of St. Helena. The visitors will then discover the modest furnishing, in keeping with his prisoner status. They will also discover the texts that were written by Bonaparte before his death, texts in which he recounts his life and deeds.

This exhibition will take place in the Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides, where Napoleon is buried. It is related with the exceptional restoration of Longwood House furniture. Guided and private tours are available, in English on request (see contact below)

Contact: Thierry do Espirito