Palais Galliera, a fashion museum
The Galliera palace is also known as the City of Paris fashion museum (Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris). It is a museum dedicated to fashion and its history
Please take a short visit around Galliera before entering the building !
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It is located on the right bank of the river Seine, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris just across the street from the Palais de Tokyo and not faraway from the Eiffel Tower
Some History : The Palais galliera was built in the 19th century.
In 1876, the Duchesse de Galliera inherited her late husband’s fortune, including a large parcel of land in the 16th arrondissement one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Paris. She gave the land to the city of Paris in 1879 and built a museum at her expense to hold her works of arts. It was then used by the city of Paris for temporary exhibitions.
Since 1977, the museum has been devoted to fashion It is often referred to, as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (City of Paris fashion Museum)
A Fashion Museum :
The Palais Galliera now houses the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. The collections are among the richest in the world and reflect the fashion trends and habits of France from the 18th century to the present day (100 000 pieces of clothing and accessories). It only presents temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions are generally held 2-3 times a year and last 4-6 months on average. There is no permanent exhibition as many of the items are fragile and cannot be exposed to light for long periods of time. Between every exhibition, the museum is closed to the public.
By 2019, opening of “The Gabrielle Chanel rooms”
In 2019, with the support of Chanel, Palais Galliera will open a permanent gallery making it France’s first permanent fashion museum. Chanel will finance the construction of the new space, which will be called “The Gabrielle Chanel rooms” (Salles Gabrielle Chanel). Il will be located in the basement floor of the Palais Galliera and will be open all year round. The Gabrielle Chanel rooms will also have a bookshop. The ground floor will continue to display temporary exhibitions.
The building : Neo-Classical style
The design was inspired by a palace that the Duchess Galliera owned in Genoa. The façade is made of Cut stones in the Italian Renaissance style.
The Garden :
The Square Galliera is located behind the Museum. It was created in the 19th century. The entrance is on Avenue Président Wilson opposite the Palais de Tokyo. The fountain in front of the museum dates from 1916
The Current exhibition (from April 27th to August 13th 2017) : “Dalida, une garde-robe de la ville à la scène”
Although you might not know her, Dalida was a huge star in France in the 70s and 80s A singer who passed into legend. The exhibition takes a look at her wardrobe, and costumes that she wore during her career. This is the subject of a large donation to the Palais Galliera by her brother.
(An article about “Dalida, une garde-robe de la ville à la scène” will be soon published. Work in Progress)
Practical informations :
- Palais Galliera website : www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr/en
- Address : 10 rue Pierre 1er de Serbie Paris 16 – Metro : Iena or Alma Marceau (line 9) or Boissière (line 6)
- Opening times : Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm – (closed on Monday and Public holidays)
- Late openings on Thursdays and Fridays until 9 pm
- Choose to visit preferably a morning
- Book your ticket on line before your visit
- If coming on a Wednesday or a Saturday morning, combine your visit with the President Wilson open market and the Esplanade du Trocadéro (Eiffel Tower) and a drink at a nice cafe (lots of nice cafes in the area). Here is how you could organise your morning :
- Place du Trocadéro : enjoy a look at the Eiffel Tower and get the opportunity to take a few pictures on an early morning. – Metro Trocadero (line 6)
- Galliera Museum around 10.30 am
- Take a cafe at the “Le Grand Corona” 3 place de l’Alma – Paris 16 (or at another cafe among all the nice cafes in the neighborhood.
- President Wilson open market (after your visit to Galliera Palace) and with a short visit at the Esplanade du Trocadero to have a look at the Eiffel Tower and maybe to take some nice pictures on an early morning. before your visit, have a look and take some photos of the Eiffel Tower from the Esplanade du Trocadero (Metro Trocadero)
Other informations :
President Wilson market :
- President Wilson market :
- An open market with high quality products in a wonderful setting
- Opening days and time : Wednesday 7am-14pm and Saturday 7am to 15pm
- Address : Avenue du Président Wilson – Paris 16 – between Debrousse street and Iena square – Metro Stop : Iena (line 9)
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