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The Sisters of Napoleon at the Musée Marmottan Monet

14 August 2013

The Historic Sisters of Napoleon: From October 3rd 2013 - 26th January 2014

From the 3rd October 2013, Musée Marmottan Monet is offering a unique insight into the lives of Elisa, Pauline and Caroline, or, The Sisters of Napoleon. These women will have their public and private lives showcased in 140 exhibited works, which have been loaned from prestigious collections in France and Italy.

The collection seeks to offer an unprecedented glimpse into the Napoleonic Empire through the lives of its most prominent women.

140 Exclusively Exhibited Works from Around Europe

Pauline (1970-1825) was an imperial French Princess and the first sovereign Duchess of Guastally; she was the only sister to visit Napoleon during his exile. Caroline (1782-1839) was Grand Duchess Consort of Berg and became Queen Consort of Naples and Sicily following her marriage to General Joachim Murat. Elisa (1777-1820) the Princess of Piombino and later, the Grand Duchess of Tuscany was Bonaparte's only sister to possess political influence. She was known for her sharp tongue and her interest in theatre, which she encouraged in all places over which she ruled. The sisters lived in splendour as wives, mothers and leaders, and through their eyes we can see a new perspective on the assembly of Europe.

Jewellery, paintings, sculptures and more have been collected from descendants of the family to create the exhibition. The selection will be impressive and a true testament to the beauty, charm, and wit of the Bonaparte sisters.

Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin & a Large Selection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist Artists

Visitors to the exhibition may also wish to further explore the museum. Musée Marmottan Monet is a grand establishment located in the 16th arrondissement. The building, a former hunting lodge, has a rich history dating back to the 1800s and features an impressive collection of Impressionist art, along with work from Monet and Morisot.

The 5 Star Hotel Balzac's impressive history and interior beauty complements perfectly the work displayed in the exhibition, and is located on Rue Balzac, just off the Champs-Élysées. From here, the Musée Marmottan Monet is easily accessible via the Paris Metro system, or by a short walk.

Stay at the Hotel Balzac & Visit Many of Paris' Galleries and Museums

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Musée Marmottan Monet
2, Rue Louis-Boilly
75016 Paris, France



10am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday-Sunday (last entry 5.30pm)

10am-8pm Thursday (last entry 7.30pm)


Entry: €10 / €5 concessions


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