EDIT: due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the L'Epopée napoléonienne en figurines exhibition is postponed to a later date.
Learning more about the history of France in a playful manner… This is what the Musée de l'Armée offers with an exhibition focusing on Napoleon. Named L'Epopée napoléonienne en figurines, it takes place from March 28 to June 21, 2020 and invites children and their parents to discover the life of one of the most famous emperors through countless tin figurines.
All in all, forty figurines, kept in several and private collections, are displayed. Figurines depicting “the most famous historic characters and the greatest generals from the Napoleonic saga in their rich uniforms”. Miniature portraits, all handmade and in three dimensions, inspired by period portraits to take you down to the History of France in a funny way.
The tour revolves around four parts so that you can discover “the consular army in the Tuileries in 1800, various Napoleon I figures representing him all along his career, his close entourage (the Marechal Lannes, the general Daumesnil…) as well as some riders highly dressed the hussar way (Prince of Salm-Salm…)”. The occasion to get the youngest ones interested in the history of France and discover Napoleon’s life in a new light… Let’s make the most of it to discover his tomb. Let’s go, friends, shall we?
Musée de l'Armée
129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 8 station "La Tour-Maubourg", ligne 13 station "Varenne"
Tarif réduit: 11 €
Plein Tarif: 14 €
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 17h