Special Dossiers : 3
Special DossierThe Suez Isthmus: the joining of two seas
This story, one of the most extraordinary in the history of the 19th century, is the tale of the passion, the almost super-human will, and the genius of just one man, Ferdinand de Lesseps, who by his piercing of the Suez Isthmus joined East to West and brought life to the desert. In partnership with […]
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.