The Napoleon Museum is located at Château de la Pommerie in Cendrieux, 40 minutes south of Périgueux.
This highly unusual museum shouldn’t be missed ! It’s open from early July to late September but opening times vary according to the season. The visit lasts around 1.5 hours, accompanied by a guide who is none other than Count Baudoin de Witt, a direct descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte. Guided tours are also available for groups all year round, by prior arrangement.
The suitcases and picnic are in the car and the Escapade Périgourdine guidebook is in hand, open at the “Museums” page… All that’s left to do is turn on the ignition and head for Château de la Pommerie in Cendrieux, Greater Périgueux !
A step back in time !
The Napoleon Museum was officially opened to the public in 1999. Every room in the museum is awash with heirlooms, smelling of gunpowder and generations of family history. It contains over 500 objects, paintings and sculptures, 150 of which are listed as having special historical interest. Among them are some very personal objects belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte, including the candlestick that accompanied him until his death on St. Helena.
It’s a given, this extraordinary museum, charms children and adults alike! Battle scenes recreated in miniature in highly realistic settings take you back in time to the First and Second Empires of French history. A must-see for admirers of the Emperor!