Though there are hundreds museums in Paris, Musee du Quai Branly can be called as one of the most original and popular not only in the capital but in all across France. And it could sound strange but this year the museum celebrates just first ten years of its life.
Art, museums, exhibitions… frankly speaking, all these words can be called synonyms of Paris. In the French capital there are hundreds museums and art galleries, known for their impressive and interesting expositions, and from time to time they show collections of other museums from different corners of the world, what definitely makes Parisians and many guests of the city glad.
And one of such pleasant events is the art exhibition Chefs-d’oeuvre de Budapest (Masterpieces of Budapest), organized by Le Musee du Luxembourg in Paris, Grand Palais and the famous Budapest Museum of Fine Arts Szépmuvészeti Múzeum in collaboration with the National Gallery of Hungary.
The nature of every person has something special and unique, a taste for something what another may consider not interesting and useless. Tell me: do many of us take a great interest in numismatics? Probably not! But, nevertheless, there are people for whom ancient coins and medals are, perhaps, the breath of life. And these people, certainly, would visit with great pleasure one of the oldest museums in France – the Cabinet of coins and medals (Cabinet des Medailles et Monnaies) – being in Paris.
Of course, it is just impossible to visit all the museums of Paris during your visit to it, because the French capital has more than one hundred of them. The most famous of museums attract the main part of tourists coming to the city, and the rest of museums is interesting for a narrow circle of lovers of art, music, history… The Museum of the Grand Orient of France and the European Masonry or as it is called in most cases – the Museum of French Mansory (Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie) – probably applies to the second category of Paris museums. However, this does not mean that this museum would not be interesting for people who are keen on the history.
So far as our site is dedicated to Paris we would like to white some words about a museum, which has a collection of exhibits telling directly on this glorious and famous European city. The Museum of Parisian history is called the Carnavalet museum. And this article is about this interesting sight of Paris.
The famous museum is located in an old mansion with the same name, and its exposition consists of as art as historical collections. Also we must remember that this old building is a bright example of architectural art, because its author was the famous French architect, creator of the majestic Louvre – Pierre Lescot. Today the house is the Carnavalet museum, but initially it was built for one of chairmen of the Supreme Court of France of the sixteenth century Mr. de Lineris.