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The Emperor's Bivouac", imperial luxury in the countryside


"The Emperor's Bivouac", imperial luxury in the countryside (21 March - 1 September 2019)

 Many exhibitions have evoked the life of the Empire, but more rarely the daily life of the Emperor on the move and during battles.

The Wellington Museum, with the support of the National Furniture and the Napoleon Foundation, presents an overview of Napoleon's campaigns through the exhibition The Emperor's Bivouac, which features two tents, one of which, from the Emperor's light service, may have known the battle of Waterloo. They are accompanied by archival documents, iconographic testimonies and their portable furniture, which combined the ingenuity with the sumptuousness of the Empire's craftsmanship.

Our exhibition will allow you to discover the reconstruction of Napoleon's bivouac, as close as possible to its historical authenticity. 

The exhibition includes nearly 80 works, including two tents, as well as original documents, such as the orders of the Imperial Furniture Storage to provide Napoleon with the comfort necessary for his country tours.