1814 Campaign in France. The tale begins in Aube.

The land of Napoleon’s youth and the theatre of many battles, Aube in Champagne is commemorating the bicentennial of the 1814 Campaign in France.

An event organised by the Aube Departmental Council / Army Museum / Napoleon Foundation / Defence Historical Service.
Through nearly 100 unknown and original documents and objects, discover the strong ties between Napoleon and Aube, from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century.

The man and the territory

The exhibit highlights Napoleon’s youth at the Royal Military College of Brienne-le-Château – 5 decisive years where he “became a man and a soldier.”
Aube during the Empire

Beyond Napoleon, the exhibit explores Aube at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century. Before being shaken by the invasions of 1814 and 1815, Aube was enjoying real prosperity as the hosiery trade took off, vineyards expanded quickly and agriculture reigned supreme.

The Campaign in France

An interactive map to understand the 1814 Campaign in France: During the exhibit, you can follow the movements of Napoleon troops and coalition troops. The important places of the campaign are illustrated and commented on.

Exceptional objects: You can also relive the period through numerous authentic objects: Napoleon’s hat, soldiers’ uniforms, orders written and signed by Napoleon, arms, paintingsand documents.

1814 Campaign in France. The tale begins in Aube.

The land of Napoleon’s youth and the theatre of many battles, Aube in Champagne is commemorating the bicentennial of the 1814 Campaign in France.

Through nearly 100 unknown and original documents and objects, discover the strong ties between Napoleon and Aube, from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century.

Download the entire Program of Napoleon 1814 Campaign in France Events

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MUSEE NAPOLEON ET TRESOR DES EGLISES

BRIENNE-LE-CHATEAU

In the precincts of the old Brienne-le-Château Military School, the Napoleon Museum accurately retraces Bonaparte’s youth and the French Campaign of 1814. The former school chapel in its turn, houses a collection of sacred art and articles used in worship from the surrounding churches. Napoleon in Brienne-le-Château The old history books illustrated Bonaparte as a young soldier with a picture not of Epinal, but of Brienne-le-Château. It depicts the famous snowball fight in which the future Emperor took part in the Brienne school courtyard, proving he was already a famous strategist at the age of 10. In fact, Napoleon was more of a timid and lost youth when in 1779 he arrived from his native Corsica to enrol in the Brienne minor's school. The five years of his life spent studying in Brienne, with his teachers and a few friends, are retraced in a museum which is well worth a visit: the Napoleon museum.The multimedia projection room, battlefield maps, documents and weapons from the period retrace Napoleon's childhood and education in Brienne. Church Treasure The former Carmelite chapel houses a collection of sacred art, objects used in worship, items of gold and silver, and paintings and sculptures from churches in the Orient Forest Natural Regional Park and the surrounding area.

MUSEE NAPOLEON ET TRESOR DES EGLISES
34, RUE DE L’ECOLE MILITAIRE
10500 BRIENNE-LE-CHATEAU

+33 (0)3 25 92 82 41

contact@musee-napoleon-brienne.fr

http://musee-napoleon-brienne.fr/

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Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14:00 17:00
Sunday 14:00 17:00

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