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Gift Shop French Museums Today

December 6, 2013 @ 12:05 pm
posted by Sandra Sheridan
French sculpture

Polar Bear sculpture from Dijon’s museum


A rather late reminder, I know, but today is probably one of your last days to select gifts from your French museum to assure timely shipping for the holidays.  Imagine your pleasure in discovering  gifts from Versailles, the Louvre, Musée  d’Orsay and more.

Yesterday, I made my selections; and it was not an easy task to choose from  colorful children’s games to elegant sculpture and artistic jewelry reproductions.

Let’s look at a sampling.

Though simple in design, a stunning gold plated ring evokes 13th century Medieval art and comes from the Musée du Moyen Âge – Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny.  The children’s book explores the wonders from the land, sea and sky.

In two sizes, the magnificent polar bear sculpture was first presented at the 1922 Salon by François Pompon in Paris.  The sculptor’s extraordinary collection is on display at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon.

French museums

Children’s earth, sea and sky game

Whether or not you are an avid shopper, you will enjoy browsing the museums’ collections of art books and notepapers, jewelry and fashion accessories.  Holidays aside, I find the boutique to be a special resource for that unusual gift for family or friend.

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