Friday, February 6, 2015

Unexpected French Treasures: #1 - La Musée Christian Dior

Well, I'm back from my French sojourn and I'm already dreaming of the next time I will be back (since my fiance is French, I would say the odds of a return visit in the near future are very high)! My Parisian plans did not go as expected, but I ended up having an amazing time exploring some of the other parts of France. During a short visit to a town called Granville in Normandy, we randomly happened upon the Musée Christian Dior! What a peach of a place!  The Museum was closed, as it is in between exhibits, but the exterior alone was the stuff of dreams (Dior grew up in this maison!).  Another unexpected highlight of this visit: all around the grounds, there were little signposts discussing various Dior perfumes and the famous works of art which inspired the creator of such scents. Below each image was a metal flap that, once lifted, allowed us to smell the perfume under discussion. I'll never forget this day!! Hopefully I can return another time when it's summer and the gardens are in full bloom!









6 comments:

Stephanie Lynn said...

How fabulous! I have always wanted to visit France.

Heather said...

My brother owns a house nearby and I go every summer, Mr Dior's house and garden is totally wonderful. Every year they change the display in the house but it always contains a mix of old and new. The garden is a complete delight. Now I wish I had been in the winter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,And the seafood in the harbour is supposed to be the best in France.

Porcelina said...

Wow wow wow!! What a wonderful place, I am immediately adding it to my travel wish-list. Glad you had such a great trip xx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Heather! How amazing and fortunate for you! I would agree about the seafood! I cannot wait to go back to see this place in full bloom!!

Eileen said...

Sounds fabulous!! It looks amazing from your photographs.

Jessica Cangiano said...

My word, it's such a stunning, classic abode. There is a powerful elegance to this home that, not surprisingly one might say, reminds me of Dior's work itself instantly.

♥ Jessica