Jeux d'Empire

Exhibition from 20/04/2017 to 29/07/2017


The Marmottan library in Boulogne hosts an exhibition on gambling and entertainment during the reign of Napoleon I from 20 April to 29 July 2017.


Presentation of the exhibition

The town of Boulogne-Billancourt dates back in time to a new exhibition at the Paul-Marmottan Library, telling the story of entertainment under the Empire. If one knows the many campaigns of the Emperor it is often unknown that our contemporary card game or our casinos were born under Napoleon.

This exhibition reminds us of the legislative and unifying role of Napoleon in the field of entertainment, and the stakes between 1790 and 1830 between power and gambling, the power of gambling, gambling and gambling. It mainly depicts the player's figure, the spaces of practice, and the different rules of the games used at the beginning of the 19th century. With the expertise of Jean-Marie Lhôte and Thierry Depaulis, it presents 130 works (paintings, engravings, and many objects) from the Marmottan Monet Museum, the Dosne-Thiers Foundation, the National Museum of Malmaison, from the King of Rome to Rambouillet, the Fondation Napoléon, the Museum of the Playing Card of Issy-les-Moulineaux, the Carnavalet Museum, the Swiss Play Museum, the Army Museum and various private lenders and initiates a new partnership with the Center National du Jeu (CNJ) located in Boulogne-Billancourt in the Trapèze district. From cartier to table, from chess to cavagnole, from lottery to cartomancy, a playful universe, exciting for young and old ...

The garden of Marmottan is open to visitors to the exhibition during the month of July. Games are available.

Group tours: reservations at 01 55 18 57 77 Library Marmottan *

Type: Diary

Region: Paris and Ile de France Address: 7 place Denfert-Rochereau 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Tel: 01 55 18 57 61

Fax: 01 55 18 54 52

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