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Special DossierThe great manoeuvres: a photographic visit of the Chalôns Camp
From 1857 to 1870, the French Army held its training manoeuvres at the Châlons camp. For the Emperor Napoleon III, Gustave Le Gray immortalized the regiments of the prestigious Imperial Guard, the intrepid and picturesque Zouaves, the Cent-gardes and the dragoons with their glittering uniforms. In partnership with the Musée de l’Armée.
Ogre? Devil? Poisoned dwarf? Though often idolised these days, Napoleon in his time aroused the most violent hatred. English humour, German satires, French political subversion… In partnership with the Musée de Malmaison.