Earlier this month was La Nuit des Musées, an annual night when museums are open late and free to the public in forty countries in Europe. I took the opportunity to visit the Musée du Luxembourg for the first time.
On display was an exhibit on the empress Josephine that included dresses, furniture, and dishes that she owned, as well as sculpture and paintings that depicted her or aspects of her life and the period in which she lived. It’s hard to believe that anyone ever wore these tiny and fur-trimmed shoes.A couple of musicians dispersed throughout the main room played classical music on bass and violin.This year was the 10th anniversary of La Nuit des Musées. Joyeux anniversaire!