The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Tour of Farnborough Abbey and Farnborough Hill School

30 October 2019

Venue

Farnborough Abbey

Cost

This event is now sold out - please email membership@mmtrust.org.uk to be added to the waiting list

Farnborough Abbey is the mausoleum containing the mortal remains of the French Emperor Napoleon III (d. 1873) and his wife, the Empress Eugenie (d. 1920), together with those of their son the Prince Imperial (d. 1879). After the Prince Imperial's death, Eugenie purchased Farnborough Hill and engaged Hippolyte Destailleur to build a majestic chantry chapel to be the mausoleum for the family. The chapel is still cared for by the monks, and the tour will include a talk by the current Abbot.

The tour will be led by Professor Anthony Geraghty of the University of York, who is currently writing a book on the art and architecture of imperial Farnborough.

 

Please note: This event is now sold out - please email membership@mmtrust.org.uk to be added to the waiting list if you would like to attend should spaces become available

 

Image: Len Williams via Geograph

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