MUSÉE CHRISTIAN DIOR
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.