Another friend is off to Paris next month. Lucky girl! We're getting together for lunch to talk travel tips and musts. One suggestion that always tops the list is to take a break from the crowds in front of the Mona Lisa and the lines at the D'Orsay to check out some of the city's smaller museums.
There are more than 70 museums in the City of Light, so there's always one you haven't visited yet. A favorite is the Musée de Nissim Camondo, an elegant private home from the early 20th century located next to the Parc Monceau.
Modeled after the Petit Trianon and built to hold the private collection of Parisian banker Count Moise de Camondo, the mansion's perfectly preserved architectural details are works of art in themselves. The count's will stipulated that the house be left exactly as it was, so in the midst all the splendor, there is the sense you've wandered into a wealthy family home in early years of the 20th century.
There's a sweeping staircase, stunning works of art and 18th century furniture, a room full Sévres porcelain and a collection of blue and white that is worth a post of it's own.
If you could spend the afternoon today in any Paris museum, which would you choose? One of the biggies or a petit bijoux?
Have a beautiful Wednesday! XOXO