2021 Année Napoléon > Calendar of Events

“2021 Année Napoléon” is going to be an unforgettable Year celebrating Napoleon throughout France and abroad, notably via the activities of the Villes Impériales [Imperial Towns network], the delegations of the Souvenir Napoléonien, regional and local institutions such as Sciences Po Grenoble, the Institut Catholique de Vendée (ICES), the Municipality of Waterloo and the French Domains on St Helena.

Last update: 10 November 2020

 

►► Napoleon – an open book: visit the websites of the Partner publishers and discover the books (new and re-published) that are coming out for the Bicentenary. (link in French)

All dates are likely to be modified in the current circumstances, please check the institution’s website for updates.

-NOVEMBER 2020-

CHÂTEAUROUX (36)
Up to 30 November 2020 Painting competition: The Place Sainte-Hélène and the statue of General Bertrand

-DECEMBER 2020-

 

– JANUARY 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances

PARIS  (75)
 (postponed) 19 January > 2021 Talk, Fondation Napoléon (organised by the Fondation Napoléon’s Cercle d’études in partnership with the Île-de-France Delegation of the Souvenir Napoléonien and the Fondation Dosne-Thiers): Pierre Branda. “Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène, entre espoir et tragédie”.

LUNÉVILLE (54)
End of January 2020 – 3 October 2021 > Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel abbatial de Lunéville

-FEBRUARY 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances

PARIS (75)
(postponed) 9 February >  2021 Talk, Fondation Napoléon (organised by the Fondation Napoléon’s Cercle d’études in partnership with the Île-de-France Delegation of the Souvenir Napoléonien and the Fondation Dosne-Thiers): Jacques-Olivier Boudon. “Napoléon et les femmes”.

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

ACHUPALLAS (CHILI)
4 February > Inauguration of a commemorative stele by the French Ambassador in the presence of Franco-Chilean authorities in honour of the two hundred Napoleonic soldiers who fought in the Chilean War of Independence.

-MARCH 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
Musique at the château > Thomas Hengelbrock and the Ensemble Balthazar Neumann: Triumphal Symphonies and Funeral Marches. Napoleon and music

PARIS (75)
10 March – 19 July > Beginning of the Exhibition “Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat“, Archives Nationales
12 March > Study Day “Napoleon and public Education“, with Jacques-Olivier Boudon, Professor at the Sorbonne Université and president of the Institut Napoléon, and Thierry Lentz, director of the Fondation Napoléon, Bibliothèque nationale de France
16 March > 2021 Talk, Fondation Napoléon (organised by the Fondation Napoléon’s Cercle d’études in partnership with the Île-de-France Delegation of the Souvenir Napoléonien and the Fondation Dosne-Thiers): Patrice Gueniffey. “Napoléon et la mer”
31 March -19 September > Opening of the Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no more“, Musée de l’Armée

LA ROCHE SUR YON (85)
12 March 2021 > Study Day > “Napoleon and the Vendée in arms

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO  (2A)
Opening in the spring > Exhibition “The funeral monuments dedicated to the Bonaparte family in Corsica“, Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

-APRIL 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
17 et 18 April > Jamboree weekend of historical re-enactments (postponed to 16-17  October)

PARIS (75)
6-8 April > Conference (organised by the Fondation Napoléon/Musée de l’Armée/Fondation Dosne-Thiers), at the Musée de l’Armée
8 April -12 June > Beginning of the Exhibition “Josephine & Napoleon, an (extra)ordinary story“, Maison Chaumet
13 April > 2021 Talk, Fondation Napoléon (organised by the Fondation Napoléon’s Cercle d’études in partnership with the Île-de-France Delegation of the Souvenir Napoléonien and the Fondation Dosne-Thiers): Charles-Eloi Vial. “Les archives inédites des Cent-Jours”.
Exhibition “Napoléon“, Grande Halle de la Villette (partnership with the RMN-Grand Palais)
Exhibition “Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat“, Archives Nationales
Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no More“, Musée de l’Armée

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO  (2A)
From 10 April to 11 July 2021 Exhibition > “In marble and bronze: the memory of the Bonaparte family in Corsica” Musée national de la Maison Bonaparte

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
6 -11 April > Exhibition “Josephine and her dinners“, Musée National de Malmaison

-MAY 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
Musique at the château > Thomas Hengelbrock and the Ensemble Balthazar Neumann: Napoleon and Egypt
End of the restoration of the Bibliothèque de l’Empereur (Petits Appartements)
Presentation of the upgraded “Musée Napoléon I”

PARIS (75)
5 May > Ceremonies for the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I
7 May -31 December > Opening of the contemporary art walk “Napoleon? Again!“, Musée de l’Armée
Exhibition “Napoléon“, Grande Halle de la Villette (partnership with the RMN-Grand Palais)
Exhibition “Josephine & Napoleon, an (extra)ordinary story“, Maison Chaumet
Exhibition “Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat“, Archives nationales
Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no More“, Musée de l’Armée
7 May > opening Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée
19-20 May > Concerts “Triomphes de Napoléon“, Saint-Louis des Invalides
25 May > 2021 Talk, Fondation Napoléon (organised by the Fondation Napoléon’s Cercle d’études in partnership with the Île-de-France Delegation of the Souvenir Napoléonien and the Fondation Dosne-Thiers): Thierry Lentz. “Pour Napoléon”.

L’ÎLE D’AIX (17)
5 May – 7 October > Opening of the exhibition “Les dictées de l’Empereur sur l’île d’Aix“, Musée Napoléonien de l’île d’Aix

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
18, 19 et 20 May > Conference “La Seine-et-Marne et Napoléon : intimité, pouvoirs, mémoires“, Archives Départementales de Seine-et-Marne

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO  (2A)
Exhibition “In marble and bronze: the memory of the Bonaparte family in Corsica” Musée national de la Maison Bonaparte

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
5 May -7 September > Beginning of the exhibition “The Emperor’s true face “, Musée National de Malmaison

ISLAND OF ST HELENA > the French Domains
5 May > Ceremonies for the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I
6 May > Ceremony at the Tomb
9 May > Ceremony at the Tomb

SANTIAGO (CHILE)
5 May > Beginning of the exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French ambassador to Chile

YERRES (91)
29 May – 3 October > Opening of the exhibition “Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier“, the Caillebotte Estate

-JUNE 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances

PARIS (75)
8 June > 2021 Talk, Fondation Napoléon (organised by the Fondation Napoléon’s Cercle d’études in partnership with the Île-de-France Delegation of the Souvenir Napoléonien and the Fondation Dosne-Thiers): Jean Tulard. “Comment s’enrichir sous Napoléon”.
Exhibition “Napoléon“, Grande Halle de la Villette (partnership with the RMN-Grand Palais)
12 June > End of the Exhibition “Josephine & Napoleon, an (extra)ordinary story“, Maison Chaumet
Exhibition “Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat“, Archives nationales
Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no more“, Musée de l’Armée
Contemporary art circuit “Napoléon? Encore!“, Musée de l’Armée

L’ÎLE D’AIX (17)
Exhibition “Les dictées de l’Empereur sur l’île d’Aix“, Musée Napoléonien de l’île d’Aix

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO  (2A)
Exhibition “In marble and bronze: the memory of the Bonaparte family in Corsica” Musée national de la Maison Bonaparte

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
Exhibition “The Emperor’s true face“, Musée National de Malmaison

WATERLOO (BELGIUM)
17 June > Study Day “From Waterloo to St Helena“, Commune of Waterloo

SANTIAGO (CHILE)
Exhibition  “La Galerie des Illustres: Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French Ambassador to Chile

YERRES (91)
Exhibition “Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier“, the Caillebotte Estate

-JULY 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances

PARIS (75)
Exhibition “Napoléon“, La Villette (partnership with the RMN-Grand Palais)
Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no more“, Musée de l’Armée
Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée
19 July > End of the Exhibition “Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat“, Archives nationales

L’ÎLE D’AIX (17)
Exhibition “Les dictées de l’Empereur sur l’île d’Aix“, Musée Napoléonien de l’île d’Aix

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO  (2A)
Exhibition (ends 11 July) “In marble and bronze: the memory of the Bonaparte family in Corsica” Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
Exhibition  “The Emperor’s True Face“, Musée national de Malmaison

SANTIAGO (CHILE)
Exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French Ambassador to Chile

YERRES (91)
Exhibition “Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier“, the Caillebotte Estate

-AUGUST 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances

PARIS (75)
Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no More“, Musée de l’Armée
Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée
Exhibition “Napoléon“, Grande Halle de la Villette (partnership with the RMN-Grand Palais)

L’ÎLE D’AIX (17)
Exhibition “Les dictées de l’Empereur sur l’île d’Aix“, Musée Napoléonien de l’île d’Aix

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
Exhibition “The Emperor’s True Face“, Musée National de Malmaison

SANTIAGO (CHILI)
Exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French Ambassador to Chile

YERRES (91)
Exhibition “Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier“, the Caillebotte Estate

-SEPTEMBER 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
14 September 2021 to 4 January 2022 > Exhibition “Un Palais pour l’Empereur. Napoléon Ier à Fontainebleau”

PARIS (75)
19 September > End of the Exhibition “Napoléon n’est plus/Napoleon is no More“, Musée de l’Armée
September 2021 – February 2022 > Beginning of the exhibition “Napoleon I’s Lost Palaces“, at the Mobilier National
Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée
End of Exhibition “Napoléon“, Grande Halle de la Villette (partnership with the RMN-Grand Palais)

L’ÎLE D’AIX (17)
Exhibition “Les dictées de l’Empereur sur l’île d’Aix“, Musée Napoléonien de l’île d’Aix

LUNÉVILLE (54)
Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel Abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO (2A)
From 25 September 2021 to 9 January 2022 > Exhibition > “Bonaparte and Antiquity, an imperial language“, Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
Journées napoléoniennes
7 September > End of the Exhibition “The Emperor’s True Face“, Musée National de Malmaison
18 September > Beginning of the Exhibition “Josephine’s dresses and beyond…“, Musée national de Malmaison et Bois-Préau
25-26 September > 4th Imperial Jubilee

VINCENNES (94)
September > “Napoleon and fortifications. From the defence of fortified positions to the battlefield“, Service Historique de la Défense SHD
15 September > Study Day “Control of the territory and representation“, Service Historique de la Défense

SANTIAGO (CHILE)
Exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French Ambassador to Chile

YERRES (91)
Exhibition “Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier“, the Caillebotte Estate

-OCTOBER 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
The Saint-Hubert [the château’s patron saint of hunting] with the theme of Imperial Hunt
Jamboree weekend of historical re-enactments
Exhibition “A Palace for the Emperor. Napoleon I at Fontainebleau”

PARIS (75)
Exhibition “Napoleon I’s Lost Palaces“, at the Mobilier National
Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée

VINCENNES (94)
Exhibition “Napoleon and fortifications. From the defence of fortified positions to the battlefield“, Service Historique de la Défense

L’ÎLE D’AIX (17)
7 October > End of the Exhibition “Les dictées de l’Empereur sur l’île d’Aix“, Musée Napoléonien de l’île d’Aix

LUNÉVILLE (54)
3 October > End of the Exhibition “Miniaturiste et scientifique au cœur de l’Empire“, Hôtel abbatial de Lunéville

AJACCIO (2A)
From 25 September 2021 to 9 January 2022 > Exhibition > “Bonaparte and Antiquity, an imperial language“, Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)
19 October > End of the Exhibition “Josephine’s dresses and beyond…“, Musée National de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

SANTIAGO (CHILI)
Exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French Ambassador to Chile

YERRES (91)
3 October > End of the Exhibition “Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier“, the Caillebotte Estate

NICE (06)
15 October – 9 January 2022> Exhibition > “Napoléon, héros de la littérature” (Napoleon as a hero of literature), Musée Masséna

-NOVEMBER 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
Exhibition  “A Palace for the Emperor. Napoleon I at Fontainebleau”
Inauguration of the horse-shoe staircase

PARIS (75)
Exhibition”Napoleon I’s Lost Palaces“, at the Mobilier National
Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée
31 November -1 December > Colloque international “The Napoleonic Wars in history: from 1815 to today, historiography and history of war“, Amphithéâtre Austerlitz at Les Invalides

VINCENNES (94)
Exhibition “Napoleon and fortifications. From the defence of fortified positions to the battlefield“, Service Historique de la Défense

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON (85)
25 and 26 November > Study Day “La Vendée militaire et Napoléon“, Institut Catholique de Vendée (Chaire Napoléon)

AJACCIO (2A)
From 25 September 2021 to 9 January 2022 > Exhibition > “Bonaparte and Antiquity, an imperial language“, Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

SANTIAGO (CHILI)
Exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, residence of the French Ambassador to Chile

NICE (06)
Exhibition > “Napoléon, héros de la littérature” (Napoleon as a hero of literature), Musée Masséna

-DECEMBER 2021-

FONTAINEBLEAU (77)
Château de Fontainebleau
January to December > Visit to the chateau and gardens “Napoleon I’s Fontainebleau”
January to December > This month’s object (digital): “The Empire seen through the chateau collection”
School holidays > First-Empire-themed visit/performances
Exhibition  “A Palace for the Emperor. Napoleon I at Fontainebleau”

PARIS (75)
Contemporary art walk ““Napoléon ? Encore!” (perspectives of contemporary artists), Musée de l’Armée

VINCENNES (94)
End of December > End of the Exhibition “Napoleon and fortifications. From the defence of fortified positions to the battlefield“, Service historique de la Défense

AJACCIO (2A)
From 25 September 2021 to 9 January 2022 > Exhibition > “Bonaparte and Antiquity, an imperial language“, Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

SANTIAGO (CHILE)
End of the exhibition “La Galerie des Illustres. Trois siècles de présence française au Chili“, closure of “Bicentenary Chile-France”

NICE (06)
Exhibition > “Napoléon, héros de la littérature” (Napoleon as a hero of literature), Musée Masséna

-JANUARY 2022-

AJACCIO (2A)
9 January 2022 > End of Exhibition > “Bonaparte and Antiquity, an imperial language“, Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte

NICE (06)
9 January end of Exhibition > “Napoléon, héros de la littérature” (Napoleon as a hero of literature), Musée Masséna

 

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