The Museum of Bernadotte was once the house and birthplace of Jean Baptiste Bernadotte a soldier who turned Marshal and then eventually became the King of Sweden and Norway during the time of Napoleon. Built around 1730, the house still retains the feel & mood by keeping the same furniture and settings of the bearnaise family at the time. Even the streets through which Bernadotte used to walk home are kept in the same way.
- The Museum contains many personal and historic artefacts such as swords, spurs, gloves from the time along with rare books, porcelain.
- There are drawings and paintings describing and re-enacting significant moments from Battle scenes and Bernadotte’s heroic rise to power.
- It also has the infamous letter by Napoleon himself who allowed the favourable response to Crown Bernadotte as the Prince of Sweden.
- ID Proof mandatory for Persons below 26 years of Age.
- Price for students outside of Pau (Groups of Minimum 10), EUR 1.50.
Entry is free for
- For Under 18’s
- School Children from Pau
- History of Art Students
- Located in the town centre, near Tourist Information Office and Conference centre.
- Nearest bus stop, Berdotte, Saint Jacques; Coxitis.
- Creperie La Bretagne
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59.82% of people who visit Pau include Musee Bernadotte in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
66.67% of people start their Musee Bernadotte visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Musee Bernadotte
93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee Bernadotte
It was closed for renovation when when we got there :-(
I went to this unique museum on a Saturday morning and had the entire place to myself. Yes, the displays are old-fashioned and dusty, but this adds to the quirky charm, and the museum deserves to have a lot more visitors, not least because of the extremely enthusiastic curator who is more than happy to share his encyclopedic knowledge of Swedish royalty and Napoleonic battles with you (if you speak French). It is testament to the story of one extraordinary man, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who came from fairly humble origins in Pau and went on to be one of Napoleon's most successful generals and was invited to become King of Sweden - and also of his descendants, the House of Bernadotte - artists, poets, musicians, reformers, some of whom went on to become crowned heads of various European courts in their own right. The top floor is pretty much laid out like a typical home of the period, with lovely examples of furniture from the Béarn. On the ground floor there is a collection of Swedish art from the early 20th century, including by two women artists who were pupils of Matisse. The museum closes over lunch from 12 - 2pm, and is incredibly good value - just 3 Euro admission.
Tive a honra de conhecer Esse museu pois fiquei do lado hospedada
Un musée rénové avec justesse et suprême. Une visite riche et très détaillée. Petit conseil, faites vous guider vous ne le regretterez pas
Lieu très "vieillot" Mériterait un rajeunissement surtout pour la visite du roi de Suède Carl XVI Gustaf , pour le bicentenaire de l accession au trône de son aïeul Bernadotte né à Pau