Today is the last day for visiting the Christian Dior Museum before it re-opens in April. The museum is housed in three floors of the famous couturier’s Normandy home in the seaside town of Granville. Although Dior was born here in 1905 his family moved to Paris several years later. However, the Granville house was retained and became their holiday home.
Two exhibitions are held each year in the museum with displays of clothes, shoes, jewellery and perfume from past and present Dior collections. In between the exhibitions, the museum closes to allow time for the current displays to be dismantled. For the benefit of visitors, the gardens remain open throughout the year. The rose garden is magnificent in June.
The villa is set on a cliff edge and can be reached by car with street parking nearby. Alternatively, you can climb the steps from the lower town near to the promenade and enjoy fabulous views of the high town as you reach the top.
The next exhibition will open on 27th April 2019 and will focus on Princess Grace of Monaco (the film star Grace Kelly). It will feature some of the Dior outfits worn by the princess.
Visitors are not allowed to take photos inside the museum. The video below (in French) shows the interior of the museum.
For more information, you can visit the Christian Dior museum website. You can find it here.Let's be social
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