The Museum of Hunting and Nature
The hunt is on in the Marais district
The national lockdown in France forced us to put on hold the next two visits we had planned to the Eglise de La Madeleine and the Domaine national du Palais Royal.
So, we decided to take you on a virtual tour of one of the most original, most stunning museums in Paris, located in the heart of the Marais district in a 17th century hôtel particulier built by the famous architect François Mansart.
The Museum of Hunting and Nature is designed in an original manner that seeks to puzzle and surprise its visitors, to put them on their guard and make their ears prick up, you might say.
It is a kind of modern treasure trove where animals painted by Rubens are displayed alongside the work of Desportes or creations by Jeff Koons and Miguel Barcelo.
The visit is interspersed with items of furniture, pottery, porcelains, trophies, installations and photographs.
The collections in this absolutely extraordinary museum illustrate the evolution of our view of animals in society.
We invite you to visit the museum as soon as it reopens, but in the meantime, why not take a look at this short presentation to “whet your appetite”.
(The museum is currently closed for renovation and will reopen to visitors in 2021).
By Nicole Tordjman - Treasures of French Heritage
Photo credits The Museum of Hunting and Nature