Musée Fragonard

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 in Paris Stories | 0 comments

Saturdays and Sundays, if you have a monthly or yearly Navigo pass, are a great time to explore stops on the metro outside Zone 2.  Yesterday, I went to the museum of the Veterinary school in Maisons-Alfort which is on the line 8 in the direction of Créteil.  The museum, of one of the oldest in France, was founded in 1766.  It houses the “cabinet of curiosities” of the 18th century which was fascinating and came with an audio guide in English.  At the rear of the room is another collection known as the “écorchés de Fragonard”, an important and amazing collection of mummified cadavers.  I didn’t take pictures because it was kind of gruesome and I didn’t have the right kind of camera.  Watch this video instead even though it’s in French.  I also stopped in at Saint Agnes church, built in 1933.  There are some beautiful stained glass windows here designed and made by Max Ingrand.

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