Rare is the discerning consumer who has never been confronted to counterfeit. A convincing explanation for this fact is the ... More
Rare is the discerning consumer who has never been confronted to counterfeit. A convincing explanation for this fact is the abundance of fake goods available on the market. The Musee de la Contrefaçon gives visitors the opportunity to train their eye and practice their judgment by comparing originals and copies displayed here side by side. More than 350 items are exhibited: toys, pens, clothes, tools, toiletries, luxury goods,etc. The exhibits demonstrate the extent industries are affected by counterfeit. Founded in 1951, a manufacturers' association fighting this phenomenon, reminds us of a war which started with the creation of the first designer labels. In this museum, you will recognize products you use and might even realize that you have bought fakes in the past. However, after this visit, there will be no excuse!
Nearly 2.5 million visitors each year come to see the largest collection in the world of impressionist artwork, found in
the splendid Musée d'Orsay. The building itself, called the Gare d'Orsay, was built for the World's Fair of 1900. ...
Born in Spain, Pablo Picasso settled in France after fleeing from Franco's regime. Even though he rarely returned to his
native country, most of his paintings reflect his Andalusian origins. On the painter's death, his descendants left many of ...
This Museum is charged with the substantial task of conserving and presenting a national collection relating to the history, art,
and culture of immigration in France. Recognizing the work of immigrants as molding the reality of French society, the ...
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