Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, October 8, 2010

I just realized I forgot to post the pictures from Les Journées du Patrimoine. This is one of my all-time favorite weekends of the year since you get to visit a lot of places that are normally closed to the public. We chose the Luxembourg Palace/Senate - even though I went last year, it's one of C's favorite buildings and I enjoyed it enough to want to do it again.

And then thanks to Heather, I saw that the British Ambassador's Residence was also open. You can read more about its history here, but it was once owned by Napoleon's sister Pauline, and the residence is in possession of much of her original furniture.

The ball room:Pauline's bed:I believe this was once one of Napoleon's thrones??The dining hall, all set up for a state dinner:View of the residence from the gardens:Isn't this adorable? It was half-hidden under a bush in the gardens:



Blogger Marie said...

Like a small Versailles...
I know a lot about Paris but didn't know there was such a place !

October 18, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

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