Napoleon III (1808 – 1871)
After the death of the Duke of Reichstadt, son and heir of Napoleon I, in 1832, ...his nephew Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, an artillery officer, attempted to topple the July Monarchy in Strasbourg (1830) and then Boulogne (1840). Imprisoned in perpetuity in Ham fortress, he escaped (1846).
Charles X (1757 - 1836)
Charles Philippe, the Count of Artois and young brother of Louis XVI and Louis ...XVIII, who became an émigré on the 17th of July 1789, sought to play a leading role in the Counter-Revolution, at the risk of sometimes clashing with the sensitivities of his older brother, the Count of Provence. In 1814, after the abdication of Napoléon, he entered Paris.
Louis-Philippe I (1773 - 1850)
Louis-Philippe, the cousin of Louis XVI, but also the eldest son of the Duke of ...Orléans (later known as Philippe Égalité) who voted for the death of the King, embraced revolutionary ideas like his father and was a member of the Jacobin Club. He fought in the armies of the Republic at Valmy and Jemmapes in 1792, but went over to the ranks of the Austrians (April 1793).
Louis XVIII (1755 - 1824)
Born at Versailles, Louis-Stanislas-Xavier, Count of Provence, brother of Louis ...XVI and the Count of Artois (the future Charles X), managed to cross the Belgian border in June 1791, whilst Louis XVI was arrested at Varennes. Assuming the role of Regent, he made great efforts to rally the monarchs of Europe against a revolutionary France.
Talleyrand (1754 –1838)
Because Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, of high noble birth, had a club ...foot, his parents guided him towards a career in the Church. Bishop of Autun, elected member of the States General of 1789, he saw through the nationalisation of Church assets and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
The largest exhibitions in 2013
Classic and modern art, painting, sculpture… Discover the largest exhibitions ...currently taking place on France.fr.
« The Angel of the Odd » at the Musée ...d’Orsay
Calling forth the visionary creations of Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Delacroix, Hugo, ...Friedrich, Böcklin, Moreau, Stuck, Ensor, Mucha, Redon, Dali, Ernst, Bellmer, Klee and numerous other artists and filmmakers, the Musée d’Orsay is hosting the exhibition, "The Angel of the Odd", from 5 March to 9 June, 2013 in Paris.
As comedies were "made to be played", Molière, in turn comic actor, troupe ...leader, author then King's comedian, remained faithful to the stage until his death during a performance of The Imaginary Invalid on 17 February 1673.
The ghosts of the Louvre
As part of the first Enki Bilal exhibition at the Louvre, come and discover ...“Les Fantômes du Louvre” (“The Ghosts of the Louvre”) created by the famous comic book author.
Carpeaux Exhibition in Paris
From 15 November 2012 to 8 February 2013, the École Nationale Supérieure des ...Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris National School of Fine Arts) is hosting an exhibition of the drawings of the great French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
The chateaux in the Ile de France
The chateaux in the Ile de France are the living witnesses of centuries of ...history. Take a stroll in their parks and admire the talents of the architects, gardeners and decorators who created them and gave them their splendour.
The Jacquemart André museum
Discover the luxurious residence of a couple of 19th century collectors in the ...heart of Haussmann's Paris.