2021 Année Napoléon > The Musée National de l’île d’Aix (Museum on the île d’Aix)

As part of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I in 2021, the National Museum on the island of Aix is hosting a temporary exhibition based on the painting Napoleon I dictating his memoirs.

Updated 6 April 2021.

For further information, please consult the museum website (in French).

Exposition > “Taking dication from the Emperor”
2 June – 30 September 2021
The exhibition will comprise a rearrangement of the St Helena room (including a new scenography and new information panels), with the painting by Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse, Napoleon I dictating his memoirs, as its centrepiece.

Related to the Exhibition

• Talk by Christophe Pincemaille, curator of the exhibition, Tuesday 19 or 26 October (date to be confirmed), at the Médiathèque de Rueil (15-21 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison), at 7-30 pm.   

Access and entry details to be confirmed. 

Musées nationaux napoléonien et africain de l’île d’Aix
17 123 Île d’Aix
Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 84 66 40

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PrEsentation of the musée national de l’île d’Aix

The National Museum on the island of Aix became a historical monument in 1925 when the house from which Napoleon left to surrender to the British was sold to Baron Napoléon Gourgaud (1891-1944), grandson of the General Gaspard Gourgaud, who accompanied Napoleon from Aix to St Helena. The ten rooms in the house/museum tell the stories of the histories of the island of Aix, the Gourgaud Family, and the Napoleonic Legend.
See the museum website (in French).