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A view inside the Arab World Institute

The French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was behind the project of the Arab World Institute construction at the heart of Paris. Thus, he wanted to lighten the relations between France and Arab countries bringing the two cultures closer. The building was inaugurated in 1987 under the chairmanship of François Mitterrand. The Institute shelters permanent collections… Read more »

Une promenade en bord de Seine

Le quai Branly situé le long de la rive gauche de la Seine chemine à travers Paris, du Pont de l’Alma au Pont de Bir-Hakeim. Avant le 18ème siècle, l’île des Cygnes, réunissant plusieurs îlots, était reliée à la rive par un pont surplombant un petit canal qui a été comblé en 1780. C’est sur… Read more »

A submersion onto humanity story

From the start of explorations for the “New World” or South Pacific Islands, mariners brought many “souvenirs” from their trip. Europeans are passionate for this far away civilisations and the wealthier get their own cabinet of curiosities. That was how a first temporary ethnographic Museum gathering many private collections opened its doors in Paris in… Read more »