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January 12, 2016



aaah, THAT's what it is.... I always wondered when I happened to walk past it and NOW I KNOW, THANKS to you, Richard. Merci beaucoup. So interesting - peu à peu I learn (nearly) everything about the 'unknown' Paris!

Did I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR???? If not, have one...

Colleen Martin

This is by far my favorite Paris museum. It is beauty and tragedy all in one. Your photos are wonderful. I wanted to point out in your first photo of the salon, the aqua damask chairs and settee come apart with little metal wingnut things that allow the chairs to be recovered in a few minutes so you can change the fabric on a whim for a special dinner, season or event very quickly. I have forgotten the maker of the chairs [not where I can look it up now] but they are my favorite French chairs of all. I wish the books in the on-site gift shop sold books in English.


I have visited this museum on several occasions. It is a delight to be reminded of those visits via your post. I look forward to your upcoming post on Chantilly.

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