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D-Vernissage | An invitation to the Imperial Court

D-Vernissage | An invitation to the Imperial Court

D-Vernissage | An invitation to the Imperial Court 1

Welcome to the imperial palace. Will you be among our distinguished guests? Who knows you may encounter the likes of the famous Leonardo Dicaprio or other cinematic stars, at this once in a lifetime D-Vernissage/ Unplugged: Napoleon: Art and court life at the imperial palace.

Take a history lesson, admire the lavish era by venturing into the six departments that made up the Imperial Household. The institution, with its 3,500 employees looked after the daily lives and ceremonies of Napoleon and his family, and crafted his image as Emperor and as a modern hero.

Discover 400 art works and objects in an innovative layout most of which have never been seen in North America and get a new perspective on this historical figure

A unique occasion to discover paintings, sculptures, furniture, silverware and porcelain, tapestries, silk hangings and court dress illustrating the opulence characteristic of the Empire style displayed to serve the spectacle of power.

Dressed in your finest attire, attend the Emperor’s lavish coronation on Tuesday, May 1 at the D-Vernissage / Unplugged event for an imperial banquet inspired by the Europe of old will be orchestrated by the grand master of ceremonies for an evening filled with extravagance and outstanding performances, to the courtiers’ great delight!

> Art performances
> Open bar
> Food stations

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Enhance your experience with an audio guide or a guided tour by taking a journey to the past accompanied by a contemporary journalist who’ll interview certain staff and colleagues of this historical giant. It’s a virtual behind-the-scenes look while listening to people who worked in the household. All taken from true to life memoirs and biographies these individuals wrote after the end of the first French empire. Get it on App store or Google Play for your visit. Not to be missed!

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