Musée Fragonard

Courtyard of the Musee Fragonard

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries The Musée Fragonard shows visitors major collections of anatomical "pieces" portraying all systems making up the living body. It contains Honoré Fragonard’s famous "Ecorchés" (he was the cousin of the painter and the first professor of anatomy at the Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort in 1766). These anatomical figures represent a […]

Musée Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf record

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries Everyone has heard Edith Piaf’s songs like "La Vie en Rose" and "Non, je ne regrette rien," and many know something of her chequered career. Well, Belleville is the neighbourhood where she grew up. The daughter of an acrobat, her real name was Edith Giovanna Gassion, and she only acquired […]

Musée Baccarat

Baccarat logo

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries The Baccarat Museum is housed in a prestigious mansion on Place des Etats-Unis – once the home of art patron Marie-Laure, Viscountess de Noailles (1920-1970) who held fabulous parties there attended by artists like Man Ray, Cocteau and Dali. The decor is something else; created by trend-setting designer Philippe Starck […]