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In the Footsteps of Napoleon I – For the Best and for the Empire La Monnaie de Paris

Sep 17, 2021 — Mar 6, 2022

From September 17, the exhibition In the Footsteps of Napoleon I – For the Best and for the Empire will be on display at the Monnaie de Paris, shedding light on the birth of the Germinal franc and the inner mechanism of the Napoleonic legend, where medals and symbols play a decisive role in the service of power.

Visitors are invited to follow In the footsteps of Napoleon...

From September 17, the exhibition In the Footsteps of Napoleon I – For the Best and for the Empire will be on display at the Monnaie de Paris, shedding light on the birth of the Germinal franc and the inner mechanism of the Napoleonic legend, where medals and symbols play a decisive role in the service of power.

Visitors are invited to follow In the footsteps of Napoleon I with a stroll through the entire site of the Monnaie de Paris, where coins have been minted since its construction in 1775.

The emblematic figure of the Imperial Eagle and the Emperor's cypher, present in the building's neoclassical decor, will guide you through the glorious past of this institution at the forefront of research in the development of new techniques for the production of coins and medals.

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La Monnaie de Paris, or the Paris Mint, is a government-owned institution responsible for producing France's euro coins. Founded in 864 AD, it is the world's oldest continuously-running minting institution.

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La Monnaie de Paris
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00

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11 Quai de Conti, 75006, Paris
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