A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Grand son and youngest brother of Napoleon 1st head of the Imperial Family, the Prince Victor received a large part of the Napoleonic heritage. In 1926, upon his death, he left a great number of prestigeous souvenirs to his children. Louis Napoleon and Marie-Clotilde.
In 1976 the Prince Napoleon and the Countess de Witt, his sister, transmitted a significant part of this heritage to the State. In 1998 the Count de Witt first born son of the Countess de Witt, asked for and obtained classification by the Office of Historic Monuments of 150 objects, amongst a total of 600 pieces.
A FAMILY RESIDENCE
In 1949 Princess Marie-Clotilde Napoleon, daughter of Prince Victor Napoleon, married to the Count De Witt, moved into the Pommerie in the Perigord.
In 1999 Count Baudoin de Witt and his wife Isabelle decided to open their manor house to the public to present in the intimacy of their home a collection that up to then was unknown to the public.
The Napoleon Museum of the Pommerie at Cendrieux in Perigord opens its private collection of souvenirs of the Imperial Family.
Over five hundred objects, paintings and sculptures of which 150 are listed with the Historical Monuments, are shown by a direct descendant of the Bonaparte family in their home which is listed with the Suplimentory Inventory of Hisoric Monuments (ISMH)
THE NAPOLEON MUSEUM
Visiting hours & prices
July and august; visits at 3 p.m. and 5p.m., closed on saturday
September; visits on Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Open for the Heritage Days
The entry fee is €8 for adults, free for children under 12, and the group rate is €6.