The Legend of the Eagle. The story of Napoleon Bonaparte in LEGO® and historical works

from 15/10/2021 to 13/02/2022
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Title in French “la Légende de l’Aigle ». L’histoire de Napoléon en briques LEGO® et œuvres historiques”
15 October 2021 to 13 February 2022

The Legend of the Eagle. The story of Napoleon Bonaparte in LEGO® and historical works

From 15 October 2021 to 13 February 2022, the exhibition “The Legend of the Eagle in LEGO® and historical works” will take place at the Atelier Grognard in Rueil-Malmaison. As part of the commemorations of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon, the town of Rueil-Malmaison presents a new travelling exhibition at the Atelier Grognard which revisits in LEGO® the great moments of the Emperor’s life.

The exhibition, co-produced with Epicure Studio, a communications and events agency, with the historical support of the Fondation Napoléon, features forty original LEGO® models as well as a hundred or so historical works on loan from the Fondation Napoléon and the Château de Malmaison.

Through this fun and immersive event you may discover some little-known historical anecdotes. The scenography features a fictional account of the Napoleonic era, which serves as a common thread throughout the exhibition: namely the testimony of Roland “Flamboyant”, a soldier in the Grande Armée, whom we follow in the footsteps of Napoleon Bonaparte, on his travels and adventures until his death, and whose diary, we are told, was found a year ago in the home of a family in Rueil…
Quizzes and competitions will round off this exceptional tour.

Exhibition opening hours:

Outside French school holidays*:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 1pm-6pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-6pm

During French school holidays*
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am-6pm

*French school holidays: 23 Oct – 8 Nov 2021, and 18 Dec 2021 – 3 Jan 2022.

Late opening Fridays (until 9pm) once a month: 15 October, 12 November, 10 December, 14 January, 11 February.


Full price: 6 € (Adult family matinee admission: 13 €),
Reduced rate : 4 € (unemployed, large families, Friends of the Louvre, Friends of the Musée Orsay & Orangerie, teachers with an education pass)
Adult groups: In addition to the scheduled guided tours, an exclusive visit for your group is available at a rate of €4 per person. Group composed of 11 people minimum.

Free for children under 25, children accompanied by an adult, disabled persons and their companions.

Group rate from 11 people.

Possibility of morning visits (on weekdays) by reservation for school groups and leisure centers (free admission).

Guided tour supplement: 4€ (every day at 3pm)
Workshops for young people: 4 €.
Adult family matinee admission: 13 €.
Children’s family “matinee” admission: 10 €.

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