On July 11, 1920, Eugenie de Montijo, a personality who marked her time, died in Madrid.
A century later, the Château de Compiègne, where the last Empress of the French lived part of her life, pays homage to her through a series of events: exhibition of her most beautiful dresses in the ballroom gallery, a symposium “Eugénie et les arts” (15 October, 9.30 – 12am / 2– 4.30pm), a talk by Jean des Cars (14 November, 6pm), “Automnales” chamber music festival, but also visits, story-telling and workshops will punctuate the Eugenie Season.
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“Memories of the wardrobe of Empress Eugenie”: The Château de Compiègne is the richest public collection of objects that belonged to Empress Eugenie. On the occasion of the centenary of her death, her clothes and accessories will be presented for the first time in their entirety. From her youth to her exile in England, these objects full of emotion and history retrace an extraordinary life.
This season announces the reopening of the museum dedicated to the memory of the Empress and the imperial family, scheduled for 2021.