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Napoleon and Josephine's Collection
at Chateaux de Malmaison
Carole Petipher Wednesday 20 November 2019

How was Napoleon such an excellent self promoter? What was it that drove him? What on the other hand drove his wife? And what was it that made Napoleon and Josephine one of the most followed couples in history? These questions can be answered giving a true insight into their character by exploring the collections at the Chateau de Malmaison. The Estate, which was bought by the couple as their private retreat, away from the Pomp and Ceremony of the Official Residences, was made into a National Museum in 1905 amassing a huge collection of their possessions. Paintings, personal objects, complete room layouts, and some magnificent pieces of porcelain are just some of the things on display. 

Carole is a guide and lecturer on combined history/art tours in France, with over ten years' experience.

Life aboard river vessels on the Seine, Oise, Marne and Rhone offered the chance to explore and further research certain riverside locations linked to art, which helped develop in-depth knowledge. Also has experience working with The Arts Society groups through work as a private guide for a privately owned stately home in the UK.