Grande Halle de La Villette | Exhibition

The exhibition Napoleon

from 28 May 2021 to 19 December 2021

Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement

Affiche L'exposition Napoléon, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris


From 14 April to 19 September 2021, the Grande Halle de la Villette presents the exhibition Napoleon to mark the bicentenary of the death of this mythical figure.

An exceptional event that highlights this great military commander and head of state who founded the France of today and who still fascinates the whole world. A chronological layout reveals the life of Napoleon Bonaparte from his early years at the Brienne military college, to his victorious campaigns in Italy and Egypt, as well as his coronation, his failures and his decline and that of his empire. It also evokes the more intimate facets of this mythical figure, his marriage to Josephine then Marie-Louise and his heir who was given the title 'king of Rome' at his birth.

The exhibition shows 150 items from some of the greatest museums and reconstitutes the life and splendour of the court of the period. Furniture, decorative objects, Sèvres porcelain, goldsmith and silversmith art objects, clothing ... highlight the Empire Style which has left its mark on the decorative arts. Visitors can admire Napoleon's emblematic black felt hat, the majestic throne of his coronation, his campaign tentequipped with its original furniture and numerous personal objects. Bronzes, sculptures by Vincenzo Vela, Eugène Guillaume, paintings by Jean-Louis David, Antoine-Jean Gros, François Gérard ... as well as audio-visual installations enrich the layout of this large-scale presentation.


All public

Prices and times

Every day from 10am to 7pm

€20. Reduced rate: €15. Free for under 7s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Grande Halle de La Villette

The Grande Halle, a stone's throw from the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, is the former abattoir of La Villette. Built between 1865 and 1867, it is listed as a historical monument. Restored between 2005 and 2007 by Bernard Reichen and Philippe Robert, it is one of the city's top spots for culture, hosting shows, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Voir la carte

Grande Halle de La Villette

Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75

  • Subway - Porte de Pantin
  • Bus - 75, 151

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Reduced rates for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: parking spaces can be reserved at least 24hrs in advance, all areas are accessible.
- Visually impaired: 3D tactile model at reception, Braille and large print documents, outdoor cinema with audio described and subtitled films.
- Hearing impaired: a member of staff at reception is trained in French Sign Language, there is also an induction hearing loop at reception.
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Contact: + 33 (0)1 40 03 75 75 between 9.30am and 6.30pm.

Sustainable development approach

Oasis Nature label (mankind and biodiversity) Eve label (ecocert)

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