If someone had told me before my last trip to Paris that the Museum of hunting and nature would be among the most fascinating I had ever visited in this city of museums, let alone anywhere, I would have laughed in their face. Boy was I wrong.
I visited for the architecture of course but was floored by the collections. Housed primarily in the famous Hotel de Guenegaud by Mansart, the museum added on another fascinating structure in 2007 to expand their collection, the Hotel de Mongelas.
The tile floors and this iron railed staircase date from the time of Louis XIV.
Porcelain Doll Head Cup with saucer at thestore.com. I like the black color best.
Vincent Dubourg from 2006.
Saint Clair Cemin produced all of the metal hardware (railings, door knobs, light fixtures, etc) which are to be found throughout the Hotel de Mongelas.
Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature in the heart of the historic Marais.