MUSÉE CHRIS­TIAN DIOR

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Of his child­hood house, the great cou­turier

Chris­tian Dior said, “My life, my style owe ev­ery­thing to its set­ting and its ar­chi­tec­ture.” Now a tourist at­trac­tion, the Chris­tian Dior Mu­seum in Granville of­fers ex­quis­ite ex­hi­bi­tions on the de­signer’s life and the cre­ations that made him fa­mous. In ad­di­tion to fash­ion ex­hi­bi­tions, you can wan­der around the gar­dens of the Belle Époque-style villa.

Built in the 19th cen­tury, the Palais Gal­liera houses a fash­ion col­lec­tion that is one of the rich­est in the world, re­flect­ing fash­ion trends and style habits of France and count­ing pieces worn by Marie An­toinette, Brigitte Bar­dot and Au­drey Hep­burn among them. The mu­seum only presents tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions so it’s best

to check its sched­ule be­fore you visit.

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