Photo of Napoleon III apartments - Louvre Museum in Paris :: A place to see when visiting - Witness of taste of the period for opulent interiors

Napoleon III had his State Apartments in one wing of the Louvre, and these are open to the public. In an extremely ornate and luxurious style, these rooms express the power and wealth of the French state at this time.

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The Napoleon III Apartments are an exceptional record of Second Empire decorative art. The state dining room features an imposing table and étagère sideboard in black-stained wood with gilt bronze decorations. The painted ceiling (a luminous sky traversed by exotic birds) is by Eugène Appert. The apartments are located in the Richelieu wing.

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The large drawing room of the Napoleon III Apartments typifies the taste of the period for opulent interiors. The ceiling features Charles-Raphaël Maréchal's painting of The Reuniting of the Louvre and the Tuileries by Napoleon III. The lavish stucco decorations are by Tranchant.

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