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Day 330: Garden and Victory

There are a number of museums in the Marais with free entry to their permanent collections. Frédéric and I had them checked out in record time – 3 in 90 minutes. I admit to doing cursory-glance kind of visits to just have an idea of what the museums are about. The decision to visit them on an impromptu basis perhaps didn’t serve us well in understanding the significance of the collections. Perhaps we should have taken out an audioguide or signed up for a guided tour. Nonetheless, it didn’t mean I failed to find something appreciable in any of them.

Take Musée Carnavalet for example, which is dedicated to the history of Paris. I found interesting paintings of Paris of old when there used to be houses and shops lining the bridges of the city (this was banned in late 18th century) and of various city plans (some never came to pass). The picture above is of the central garden of the hôtel particulier which houses this museum today, with its beautifully trimmed hedges and the original of the statue of Victory found on the column at Place du Châtelet (the one at in place at Châtelet is gold-gilded). See, little steps to get to know Paris better :)



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  1. m3d says:

    wow…do u know how many museums are there in paris? i think there must be a quite a lot eh

  2. m3d says:

    wow…quite a list!!!

  3. Chloé says:

    which reminds me that my mom suggested you should check out the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine sometime (unless you’ve already done so?)
    there are reconstructions of the various regional styles, so it could give you a good idea of what’s out there in rural France, without having to go all over the place :P
    i have to say i’ve never been to visit their permanent collection, but it’s been on my to-do list for a while…

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