Museum

Stills in the museum - ©Dennis Jarvis / CC-BY-SA Stills in the museum - ©Dennis Jarvis / CC-BY-SA

History of perfumery in Grasse The Medici’s perfumes Grasse fertile land probably gave the name Grasse (gras in French, ″greasy″). Originally, in the 13th century, the city was famous for the tanning.

Marie-Antoinette (by Vigée-Lebrun) - ©Yann Caradec / CC-BY-SA Marie-Antoinette (by Vigée-Lebrun) - ©Yann Caradec / CC-BY-SA

My kingdom for a perfume! Every royal perfumers shopped their flowers in Grasse… In the reign of Louis XIII, it was the fashion of the gloves perfumed with frangipane, coming from Italy. In the...

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A great destiny Secrets from the sky and plague Nostradamus’ family (Jewish newly converted) came from Carpentras’ area (Southern France). His dad, Jaume Nostredame, was a lawyer. The legend says...

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The castle Brave knights coming! Naillac? We know them, those brave knights coming from Creuse département (Limousin)! Yes, we already met them in Gargilesse, because they were lords of Gargilesse...

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The museum Oh, lots of treasures, here! A museum full of works of art: paintings, archaeological collections, sculptures… In fact, we learn all about Aquitaine’s history, since Prehistory from...

Harcigny's skeleton - ©Vassil / Public domain Harcigny's skeleton - ©Vassil / Public domain

The museum Settled since 1891 in the former Templars’ house, the art museum of Laon houses an important archaeological collection from Mediterranean sea and Picardy (don’t miss the treasure of Nizy...

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The museum The museum was created in 1990, on a hill, on the location of the Gallo-Roman city of Argentomagus: from Latin argentum (″silver″) and magus (″market″). Silver market, hey, nice name, for...

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The museum Senlis, with its big neighbouring forests, must have his own Hunting museum! A special hunting, the vénerie, which is a kind of big hunting with dogs and so on... The museum dates back...

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Landscapes and monuments painter Emmanuel Lansyer was born in Bouin, Vendée, in 1835. He was an only son, pampered by his mother. He never get married nor had children. That’s why he gave his house...

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Centaurs and oxes’ skulls Skulls! At number 12 of the rue du Château, here’s a lovely Renaissance house: the Chancellerie (″Chancery″). The nicest one in Loches! The façade is flank by D and H (for...


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