Musée de la Monnaie de Paris | Exhibition

In the footsteps of Napoleon I - For the Best and for the Empire

from 17 September 2021 to 06 March 2022

2 rue Guénégaud - 75006 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissement



To mark the bicentenary of the death of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, the Monnaie de Paris presents the exhibition In the footsteps of Napoleon I - For the Best and for the Empire, from 17 September 2021 to 6 March 2022. It highlights the role that medals, and symbols played in the making of the Napoleon legend and the creation of the Franc Germinal in 1803. For this occasion, 400 works and objects will be on show, including coins, medals, tools, works of art and archive documents, from the collections of the Monnaie de Paris and from the largest French public collections. 


All public

Prices and times

De 11h à 18h. De 11h à 21h mercredi. Fermé lundi

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Musée de la Monnaie de Paris

Founded in 846 AD, the Monnaie de Paris has had its artists' workshops installed in the centre of Paris at 11 quai de Conti since 1775. Following an ambitious transformation and renovation project, the Monnaie de Paris has created a new open and welcoming setting with a range of experiences:
Cultural: offers both temporary exhibitions on contemporary art in the historic halls and corridors and the Musée du 11 CONTI with unique experiences about the world of metal. Presenting collections rich in heritage and exceptional Parisian savoir faire, the Monnaie de Paris offers an entertaining multi-sensory experience of artistic crafts, the secrets of manufacturing and priceless treasures.
Commercial: art productions and excellent artisans are presented through a new shop affiliated with the Monnaie de Paris.
Gastronomic: Michelin-starred chef Guy Savoy has been running his gastronomic restaurant in the lounges on the Seine since 2015, and the Café Frappé by Bloom offers a range of fresh dishes prepared in Paris with ingredients grown by farmers local to the region.

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Musée de la Monnaie de Paris

2 rue Guénégaud
75006 Paris

  • Subway - Pont Neuf
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 27, 58, 70

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  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
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