Friday, April 29, 2016

Napoleon at Ste Hélène at Musée de l'Armée, Paris 7th arrdt

After his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon was sent into exile at Ste Helena, a tiny island off the west-African coast, where he spent his remaining six years as an English prisoner.

For all intents and purposes, those were quite uneventful years, which certainly explains the lack of vivacity and adventure of this exhibition. Should you, however, harbour some fond passion for Napoleon and wish to admire his furniture, china, clothes, letters and books, then this will definitely be your cup of tea.

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