Rainy Days in Paris
We all know and love the big three Paris museums - the Louvre,
the Centre Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay. Ticking them off your
list is a must.
But there's so much more to the city's museum scene than these
tourist-heavy pillars of Paris.
Don't follow the crowds. Strike out on your own and enjoy a
rather more bizarre side of the city. From police and eroticism to
skulls and sewers, Paris has it covered.
Musée de Le Poupee
Your young daughter will love you for life if you take her to
this small private museum of 500 dolls. She'll enjoy the story
telling sessions and workshops (making dolls clothes for instance
or food for the dolls houses set up there).
10am to 6pm Tues-Sunday.
Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris.
Since 1764 the House of Baccarat has been supplying the world's
elite (think Prince of Wales to Josephine Baker and Indian
Maharajas) ornate crystal luxury items. In this neo-rococo
fairytale secluded in the former mansion of the Vicomtesse de
Noailles, this museum showcases 1000 stunning pieces. Don't forget
to book ahead for lunch or dinner in the Cristal Room.
11 Place des Etats-Unis. 75016 Paris.
Open 10am to 6pm Mon+ Wed to Sat.
Free for under 18s.
The Catacombes, Musée Carnavalet, Musée Fragonard, Musée de la
Préfecture de Police, Musée des Egouts , Musée Valentin Hauy