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!