Napoleon Museum (Monaco)

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The Napoleon Museum in Monte Carlo, Monaco was a museum of artifacts which once belonged to the French Emperor Napoleon I.

Location and exhibits[edit]

The museum which is attached to the Prince of Monaco's palace contains a collection assembled by Prince Louis II the grandfather of the present Prince of Monaco. The collection contains numerous possessions of the Emperor including letters and documents pertaining to his reign and conquest of Europe and relics from his exile and imprisonment on Saint Helena. Also included in the collection is clothing which belonged to Napoleon's son the King of Rome.

On a mezzanine floor in the museum are displayed items of historical importance relating to the principality of Monaco, including the Charter of Independence of Monaco given royal assent by King Louis XII of France.

The museum was established in its current location in 1970.[1]

The collection of Napoleonic effects was sold at auction in 2014 to raise funds for renovations to the Prince's Palace.[2] A bicorne hat worn by Napoleon sold for 1.9 million euros at the auction.[2]


  1. ^ entry on museum
  2. ^ a b "South Korean buys Napoleon's hat for 1.9m euros". BBC News Online. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 43°43′53″N 7°25′12″E / 43.73126°N 7.42013°E / 43.73126; 7.42013