• Cultural

Exposition Musée du Chablais : Napoleon's Allobroges. Dessaix, Chastel, Dupas, heroes of the Revolution and Empire

Come and discover the Musée du Chablais' exceptional First Empire collection. Consisting of personal objects belonging to Generals Joseph-Marie Dessaix, Amé-Pierre Chastel and Pierre-Louis Dupas, it has not been unveiled for over twenty years.

Cultural Exposition Musée du Chablais : Napoleon's Allobroges. Dessaix, Chastel, Dupas, heroes of the Revolution and Empire Thonon-les-Bains

About

On Saturday 23 March 2024
Thonon-les-Bains (74200)
Animals not allowed

Who were these men whose names are inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe, Place de l'Étoile, in Paris? Born in the Chablais region of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, they were won over by the idea of freedom, and chose France by enlisting in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic armies.

From the Revolution to the end of the Empire (1789-1815), this exhibition, designed for young and old alike, plunges you into the heart of history and their story. Costumes, weapons and objets d'art also illustrate the splendor of the army and the tastes of these three generals.

The exhibition catalog Destins d'officiers. Quand l'objet témoigne, published by Editions Libel, is on sale at the museum store and tourist office. Author Aude Nicolas holds a doctorate (HDR) in art history, specializing in 19th-century art history and military heritage and archaeology.

Prices

Full price: 5 €, Reduced price: 2.50 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash

Reception

Open to children
Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : German, English, French

Dates

From 23/03 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. except on Feast of the Ascension, May 1st and May 8th.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024
Opening hours between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/09 to 17/11/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. except on November 1st.

Access

Château de Sonnaz 2 rue Michaud 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
Information update on 20/02/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Thonon-les-Bains