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Temporary exhibition – March 27 to July 14 2013
Musée de l’Armée - Hôtel national des Invalides, Paris
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Discover all the cultural programming organized around the exhibition Napoleon and Europe:
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Practical arrangents Tickets can be purchased :
- at the information desks of the museum (hours of operation)
- online

Monday, 15 April at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : SCHUMANN, Die beiden Grenadiere – MEYERBEER, Aria of Marcel "Piff Paff", extr. from Les Huguenots – ROSSINI, Aria of Basilio La calumnia, extr. from the Barber of Séville – BEETHOVEN, In questa tomba – BELLINI, Aria of Rodolfo ("La Sonnambula") – BERLIOZ, Herod's Dream, extr. from L'enfance du Christ – HALEVY, Aria of Cardinal Brogni Si la rigueur, extr. from La Juive.
With the support of the Association ATHRE.

Tuesday, 9 April at 8 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : PAGANINI, Centone di sonate for Violin and Guitar, Op. 17 – Variations on one string for cello and guitar – BURGMÜLLER, Nocturnes for cello and guitar – HAENDEL/HALVORSEN, Passacaglia for violin and cello – PAGANINI, Caprices n° 13, 17 et 24 for solo violin – GIULIANI, Le Rossiniane n° 1 for guitar solo and Trio opus 19 for violin, cello and guitar.

Wednesday, 10 April at 8 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : BACH, die Kunst der Fuge – BEETHOVEN, Great Fugue, opus 133 – MOZART, Requiem in D minor, Kv. 626 (Transcription for string quartet by Peter Lichtenthal,1802).

Monday, 15 April at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : SCHUBERT, Sonatina No 1 for violin and piano in D major, Op. 137 – BEETHOVEN, Piano Sonata No. 23 Appassionata in F minor, Op. 57 – BEETHOVEN, Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No 2.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of Israel in Paris and the support of the the Cultural Office of the Embassy.

Monday, 13 May at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : CLEMENTI, Piano Sonata, Op. 7, No 3. – BEETHOVEN, 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO. 80 – BACH-BUSONI, Transcription of the Chaconne – LISZT, Reminiscences on Bellini’s opera Norma.
Under the High Auspices of the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.

Monday, 27 May at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : BEETHOVEN, Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.1 No.1 – SULZER, Piano Trio 1988 – BEETHOVEN, Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No 5, "Geister Trio"
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Paris and the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Friday, 31 May at 12 a.m. Grand Salon

Program : BEETHOVEN, Sonata No. 4, in E-flat major, Op. 7 – HAYDN, Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-flat major – KUHLAU, Elverhøj Overture.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of Denmark in Paris.

Friday, 31 May at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : PAISIELLO, Sinfonia nella pazza per amore – HAYDN, Sonata in C major – RODE, Thème varié N° 4 – PAGANINI, Cantabile, Op. 17 – BEETHOVEN, Violin Sonata No.5 in F“Spring”) – KREUTZER, La Molinara.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland in Paris.

Thursday, 6 June at 8 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : TCHAÏKOVSKI, Ouverture 1812 – HUMMEL, Trumpet Concerto – WEBER, Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65 – BEETHOVEN,Concerto No. 5, The Emperor Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 73.

Friday, 7 June at 12 a.m. Grand Salon

Program : STEIBELT, The Destruction of Moscow, a grand fantasia – PROKOFIEV, Waltz Suite Since We Met and New Year's Eve Ball from the opera War and Peace – PAGANINI, Violin Concerto No. 1 ; Sonata Napoleone – PAISIELLO, Capriccio for Violin and Piano – SOSNOVSKI, Wild joke for Vera
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of Belarus in Paris.

Friday, 7 June at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : SCHUMANN, Dichterliebe, Op. 48, Lieder to poems by Heinrich Heine – SCHUBERT, Schwannengesang, Lieder on poems by Heinrich Heine, Der Erlkönig and other lieders on poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – ROPARTZ, Four poems after Heinrich Heine's "Intermezzo".

Monday, 10 June at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : BEETHOVEN, Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 "Tempest" ; 15 Variations with Fugue in E-flat major, Op. 35, “Eroica Variations” ; Sonata, Op. 111.

Tuesday, 11 June at 8 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : HAENDEL, Arias Verdi prati (Alcina) and Pena tiranna (from Amadigi di Gaula) – BACH, Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (an arrangement of Vivaldi's Concerto Op. 3/8 RV522) – GIORDANI, Caro Mio Ben – GLUCK, Deh ! Placati con me aria from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice – CORREA BRAGA, Batalha do 6° Tom (The Battle) for organ, O Cancioneiro de Elva (Extr.) ; Portuguese anonymous song ; Spanish anonymous song – BALBASTRE, La Marche des Marseillois and Ça ira, for organ – MARTIN Y SOLER, La Natura and La Speranza – LORCA, Adaptation of old popular songs : Anda, Jaleo, Las Morillas de Jaén, Sevillanas del Siglo XVIII.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of Portugal in Paris and with the support of the Consulate General of Portugal in Paris and the Camoes Institute, the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Bank, TAP Portugal and France-37 Cultural Association.

Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : CASTEREDE, Fanfares for Napoleon's Proclamations (Campagne d'Italie – Les adieux de la Garde – 18 juin 1815. Bataille de Waterloo) for brass ensemble and narrator – BEETHOVEN, Wellington's Victory, or, the Battle of Vitoria, Op. 91, Marcia funebre, extr. from the Symphony No 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 Sinfonia Eroica – MEHUL, Le Chant du Départ - DALAYRAC, Veillons au Salut de l'Empire – HELMER/KRIEG, Le Rêve passe… – WAGNER, Die beiden Grenadiere, on a poem by Heine ; The Consular Guard at Marengo – Victory is Ours ! – PAISIELLO, Marche La Favorite – Marche des Pupilles de la Garde – BUHL, Trumpets Fanfares – GLÜCK, De noris pressentiments (Thoas), extr. from Iphigenia In Tauris.

Friday, 14 June at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : MORETTI, a selection of 12 Canciones españolas – SOR, Canciones españolas – Canciones españolas patrióticas – CASTRO DE GISTAU, 8 Canciones.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of Spain in Paris and with the support of the Cultural Office of the Embassy.

Monday, 17 June at 8 p.m. Grand Salon

Program : HAYDN, Sonata n°30 in D major – GEBAUER, Polka – BEETHOVEN, Military March or the Yorckscher Marsch – BEETHOVEN, Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a, Les Adieux – WEBER, Invitation to the Waltz (transcription F. Lagarde) – DUSSEK Sonata for Piano "Elegie harmonique" (in memory of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia) – TCHAÏKOVSKI, Overture "1812" (transcription F. Lagarde).

Thursday, 20 June at 8 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Sinfonia eroica." – Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, Op.61.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Paris (subject to confirmation).

Monday, 24 June at 8 p.m. Turenne Hall

Program : HAYDN, “Rondo all'ungarese” for violin and piano in G major (Hob. XV, 25) – ONSLOW, Trio No 6 in D major, Op. 14 – BEETHOVEN, Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97, the Archduke.

Thursday, 27 June at 7 p.m. Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides

Program : SAINT-SAËNS – ROSSINI – BEETHOVEN – HANDEL and Military Marches of the Napoleonic era.
Under the High Auspices of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris.

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Movie experiences : Tracking shot of a great epic

From April 8, 2013 to April 14, 2013.
Screenings, analysis and debates will allow to deal with all aspects of the cinematographic representations and narrative historical approaches of the great battles of the French Empire, while centering around the "Napoleon" media phenomenon.
Each session will be facilitated by David Chanteranne, historian and chief editor of the Review Napoléon Ier.

Practical arrangements Auditorium Austerlitz
Free entry, limited space available.

Reservations mandatory
-Internet :
-Telephone : 01 44 42 38 77, from 10 am to 5 pm

Monday, April 8 at 7 pm.

With special guest Jacques-Olivier Boudon, president if the Institut Napoléon
Directed by Abel Gance, 1960. In French.
Starring Pierre Mondy, Claudia Cardinale, Martine Carol, Vittorio de Sica and Jean Marais.
On May 25, 1802 the French First Consul Bonaparte sizes the opportunity to end hostilities between the new French Republic and the United Kingdom as he signs the Treaty of Amiens amongst widespread jubilation and celebration. Napoleon’s relatives (driven by their personal ambition) and Talleyrand (driven by his own political calculations) induce Napoleon to have himself proclaimed emperor, which he does on December 2, 1915. The hostility displayed by George III, Francis I of Austria and Alexander I of Russia forces Napoleon to start a war much desired by his opponents.

Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm.

Special guest : Emilie Robbe, curator for the exhibition
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Directed by Peter Weir, 2003. In English with French subtitles.
Starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D’Arcy.
May 1805: Captain Jack Aubrey of the HMS Surprise is one of the most brilliant and respected officer of the Royal Navy of the time. Following an attack by French privateer Archeron, HMS Surprise is heavily damaged. Obsessed by his enemy and regardless of the consequences, Captain Jack decides to pursue the privateer…

Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm.

Conquest – Marie Walewska
Directed by Clarence Brown, 1937. In English with French subtitles.
Starring Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen.
Eastern Poland, January 1807: as the palace of Count Walewski and his wife Marie is overrun by plundering Cossacks, Marie’s brother Paul Lachinski takes appropriate action to limit the damage and announces Napoleon’s imminent arrival in Poland. Fascinated by the French Emperor, Countess Marie Walewska travels to Warsaw to attend a ball given by Prince Poniatowski during which she formally meets Napoleon Bonaparte who is immediately taken with her charms.

Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm.

Special guest : Countess Colette Tolstoï, president of the Association des Amis de Tolstoï.
War and Peace
Directed by King Vidor, 1956. In English with French subtitles
Starring Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer.
1812: following years of victories all throughout Europe, Napoleon’s Grande Armée invades Russia. In Moscow where a lively atmosphere and vibrant social life continue as usual, fresh troops are preparing for war…

Sunday, April 14 at 7 pm.

Special guest : Jean Tulard, Professor emeritus at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and Member of the Institut de France.
Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk, 1970. In English with French subtitles.
Starring Rod Steiger, Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer.
March 1814: the Coalition army makes its entry into Paris. On April 6, Napoleon who has taken refuge in Fontainebleau is forced to abdicate. Following his poignant farewell to his soldiers, the “Petit Caporal” is exiled to the island of Elba. Ten months later, Napoleon manages to escape from Elba, lands on French mainland and reaches Paris where he reassembles his army as France must once again prepare itself to confront the opposing armies of the powers of the newly formed Seventh Coalition…

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Echoing the exhibition, a series of conferences...

From March 1 to March 20, 2013; the musée de l’Armée organizes a series of conferences echoing the exhibition Napoleon and Europe which is will be presented to the public from March 27 to July 14, 2013.
In collaboration with the Université Permanente de la Ville de Paris, the musée de l’Armée organizes this series of conferences on a selection of varied topiec, ranging from military history, political history and art history. These conferences will help the general public to better understand the impact Napoleon’s actions had on Europe during his time.

March 1, 2013 : Le pinceau au service du sabre. Les artistes français enrôlés par Napoléon

Christophe Beyeler, curator for the Musée Napoléon Ier, Château de Fontainebleau

March 6, 2013 : Napoléon et l’idée européenne

Jacque-Olivier Boudon, Professor at Université de Paris IV Panthéon-Sorbonne, president of the Institut Napoléon

March 11, 2013 : Une arme nouvelle pour Napoléon : les canons-obusiers de Villantroys

Christophe Pommier, curatorial assistant for the Département Artillerie of the musée de l’Armée

March 18, 2013 : Napoléon et la mer

Michèle Battesti, IRSEM's manager of programs

March 20, 2013 : Géopolitique de l’Europe de Napoléon

Thierry Lentz, director of the Fondation Napoléon

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Guided tours for adults

Practical arrangements Tickets and reservations :
- Email :
- Telephone : 01 44 42 37 72

Guided tours are proposed in different languages for groups of 10 visitors and more.

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Round Table on Napoleon and uchronia

Practical arrangements Auditorium Austerlitz (from 1:45 pm to 3 pm)
Free admission
Reservations :
- Email :
- Telephone : 01 44 42 51 73

Saturday June 8, 2013 - From 2 pm to 5 pm

What if Napoleon had been defeated at the battle of Austerlitz (1805)? Uchronia, best known as alternative history is a genre much appreciated by authors, historians and journalist, a form of utopia applied to history or a dream of a historical event which never took place.

You are invited to join the debate with historians, authors and cartoonists...