National Car and Tourism Museum, Compiègne © RMN-Grand Palais / Daniel Arnaudet

"Louis XVIII" hearse

Built in 1809 for the funeral of Marshall Lannes, modified in 1820 for that of the Duke of Berry and then in 1824 for that of Louis XVIII, it then served for the funeral of the Duke of Bourbon in 1830, that of Marshall Mortier in 1835, that of the Duke of Orleans in 1842, that of Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia in 1860, and for the presidents of the Third Republic, Sadi Carnot in 1894 and Félix Faure in 1899. It was restored in 1995 to its 1824 condition in the funeral of Louis XVIII, which was the best-documented state.