Monnaie de Paris

As the years have gone by, I’ve broadened my definition of ‘museum’ for this blog. At first, I only wrote posts on art galleries or other sites with the word ‘musée’ in their name. This hasn’t posed a problem when searching for material: it’s been almost seven years and I still haven’t run out of … More Monnaie de Paris

Musée du Compagnonnage

What’s your favourite niche museum in Paris? Are you a literature buff like Emiglia of Tomato Kumato, in love with writers’ home museums, like the Maison de Victor Hugo or the Maison de Balzac? Are you like Tricia of Patricia Parisienne, an opera singer whose passions are on display at places like the Musée de la Musique? … More Musée du Compagnonnage

Musée du Luxembourg

Which is the finest garden in all of Paris? It’s not an easy question to answer. Some are partial to the regal Tuileries, stretching out from the Louvre, winged by the Orangerie and the Musée du Jeu de Paume, and edged by the epic Place de la Concorde. Others prefer the haven of Parc Monceau, … More Musée du Luxembourg

Musée Zadkine

There’s nothing quite like Parisian architecture. The sloping, lavender-blue rooftops, the intricate iron balcony railings, the cobblestone courtyards, the monumental, ceiling-high front doors bedecked with carved brass knockers. Quite often, Parisian streets are a jumble of vastly different architectural styles: the quintessential Haussmannien apartment buildings pressed up against medieval stone structures or crisp, Lecorbusier-inspired C20th … More Musée Zadkine