I have to tell you about two other discoveries that I think you'll like....one is an extraordinary musée in the Marais on Rue des Archives, the other, an unusual Parisian concept store.
1. Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature......it's quirky and wonderful.....definitely go and have a look at this one if you get the chance. It's not all stuffed animals either.....in addition to creatures of the stuffed variety, you'll see modern art installations, quirky porcelain, painting, sculpture etc all housed in a beautiful Parisian hotel particulier. The mansion has been beautifully renovated (with no expense spared) and it's filled with the most wonderful treasures.
|The moose speaks...I kid you not!|
|Crazy animal head soup tureens....18th century!|
|And this was the ceiling of a small anti-chamber...fashioned entirely from feathers.|
|From a corner window|
I spied the musée's superb jardin (below).
|Royal dog kennels|
|Oh how I would love this little chap.|
|Fabulous bronze sculptures were dotted around the musée.|
It's all fab....and Pierre and I were the only ones there!!
1. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
2. Merci.....this is a wonderful Parisian concept store....eco/industrial furnishings, fashion, perfume, contemporary jewellery, stationery etc and a lovely tearoom and library. Expect the unexpected when you visit....nothing mundane about Merci.
|We sat in the library for lunch (right next to the Fiat bambino)....trés cute.|
|Really liked that articulated test-tube vase.|
|Very hip....and very Fred Flinstone!|
|Loved the pressed metal counter.|
|As I said, expect the unexpected at Merci....palm trees et al.|
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