George Clemenceau, the courage of the Republic explores some of the lesser-known sides of this very famous French figure, such as his collection of eastern arts, his many voyages, his love of the countryside…
The founder of France’s Third Republic is a mainstay of French history lessons, but this new exhibition (literally seconds from our hotels) explores parts of his life that are often not mentioned.
It is presented in six main sections, and even once you’ve finished those you can follow a ‘Clemenceau trail’ through the monument and learn how he was instrumental in having other people’s remains housed there (despite not residing in the building himself).
For even more info about the subject (in French), a catalogue of the exhibition has just been published (221 pages, 300 illustrations, 29€ here at amazon.fr).
The exhibition George Clemenceau, le courage de la République is at the Pantheon (here) until 10th February 2019
Open every day from 10am-6pm
Admission: 9€ / 7€ (includes entrance to the monument)
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Le cadre-portrait vu et revu chez mon arrière grand -mère, le Tigre ou Père la Victoire comme aïeul imaginaire , pas si mal. Cadre aujourd’hui en ma possession, émue de le contempler en ce centenaire. 14-18 intime.#Clemenceau @MuseeClemenceau @Mission1418 pic.twitter.com/Cg66RXBPYu
— Nell (@Nihil_mirari) 29 octobre 2018