And Eugenie created Biarritz, an imperial town

Exhibition, Guided Tour
from 11/07/2020 to 11/10/2020
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French title: “Et Eugénie créa Biarritz, ville impériale”

The Musée Historique de la ville de Biarritz [historical museum of the town of Biarritz] reopened its doors on 11 July 2020 for the temporary exhibition And Eugenie created Biarritz, an imperial town. It will be on display until 10 October 2020.

And Eugenie created Biarritz, an imperial town
© Musée historique de Biarritz 2020


This summer, Biarritz pays homage to its greatest muse, Empress Eugenie de Montijo: it was for her that her husband, Emperor Napoleon III, had the Imperial Palace built in 1854, which became the Hôtel du Palais, one of the jewels of the city.
The exhibition is an invitation to discover more about the periods that the imperial couple spent there between 1854 and 1868, in a layout punctuated by numerous portraits (paintings, engravings, busts), books, objects… and rare items from public collections or loans from private individuals.
This is an original exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Empress’s death on 11 July 1920.

More information in French

Musée Historique de Biarritz:
Saint Andrew’s
Rue Broquedis

Open from Wednesday to Monday, including public holidays from 10am to 1pm
and from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Guided tours (in French ) by the Art Historian and lecturer Jean Loup Ménochet
Price: 6 € – 3 € for members – Registration 05 59 24 86 28 (30 people per group maximum – date cancelled if less than 12 people)

– Thursday 16 July at 11am
– Wednesday 26th August at 11am
– Thursday 10 September at 11am

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