Yesterday, upon the current exhibition about Napoleon, Musée Carnavalet (the museum of history of the city of Paris) organized a reconstruction of a civilian day, at the time of the Napoleonic Empire.
It was fun seeing all these people dressed in First French Empire's clothes. In fact, I am a huge fan of the "robe Empire", an iconic white gown.
During this special day, we had the opportunity to attend the Emperor and Empress's ball in "salon Bouvier" (Bouvier lounge) during which demonstrations of the First French Empire's dances were setp up. It was amazing. We were told that Napoleon didn't like dancing. Apparently, his dances were the most boring of all Europe; his guests started to have fun only once he had left.
Later on in the afternoon, I visited the exhibition about Napoleon. As it's very rich, I would recommend to see it with a guide. It was fun to see Napoleon and his court walking around ;-)
Here are some pictures of this great day.
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