It's hard to imagine that as many different types of ceramic and porcelain exist, but the Musee National de Ceramique is ... More
Sèvres National Ceramics Museum
It's hard to imagine that as many different types of ceramic and porcelain exist, but the Musee National de Ceramique is a true testament to something that we subconsciously ignore. Established by Alexandre Brongniart, there's a vast collection of ceramic and porcelain objects including pottery, tin glazed earthenware and siliceous pottery. The museum, constructed in 1876 on the banks of the Seine now houses over 50,000 ceramics, 10,000 of which are permanently on for public viewing.
Lyon was the capital of silk, so it follows that it should pay homage to the fabrics of the world.
Located in the 16th century Hotel de Villeroy, Musee des Tissus traces 4,000 years of the history of fabric ...
This museum, devoted to the history of the French navy, was founded in 1827 on the initiative of one of
Charles X's sons. Located in the west wing of the Palais de Chaillot since 1943, it displays models of ...
This museum was founded from the private collection of an industrialist from Lyons, Emile Guimet, who left it to the
State in 1885. He had gathered many art treasures during a scientific mission to the Far East studying world ...
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