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Napoleon Museum, Lake Constance, Switzerland
“There’s a house on the shores of #LakeConstance in #Switzerland that, albeit pretty, is quite unassuming from the outside. But this house has a #history that is revealed once you step through the doors.
It was the refuge of #HortensedeBeauharnais , the #stepdaughter of Napoleon, who was forced to flee France and marry her stepuncle, Louis Bonaparte, who together were named King and Queen of The Netherlands.
The #house is called #Arenenberg and in 1906 it became the property of the state. With the #space , they created a museum in honour of #Napoleon and his #family .
Today it’s a #museum . The museum has taken many forms in the years since it began but most recently it has been #restored to resemble how it would have looked when #Hortense lived here with her son, #LouisNapoleon , who would go on to become #EmperorNapoleon III in 1852.”