Still time left to catch exhibition on medals in Paris museum

Still time left to catch exhibition on medals in Paris museum View on Map


From 11 December 2012 To 13 June 2013


Musee d'Orsay, 5 Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris

Medals have been created by humans for thousands of years to commemorate special achievements and events and the oldest or most important examples remain sought-after by collectors today.

Antiques enthusiasts staying at Paris hotels in the coming weeks may want to check out an exhibition devoted to medals at the Musee d'Orsay that will be closing its doors soon.

The Medal in 19th and 20th Century France: In the Palm of the Hand has been showing since last December but will shut on 13th June, so there is still just enough time to check it out.

It features more than 2,000 pieces that originally came from the Musee du Luxembourg and offer a fascinating record of private and public life.

Major historical events, scientific inventions and examples of bravery are all documented in tiny pieces of metal and it is sure to be fascinating for anyone with an interest in medals of any kind.

Guests at the Millennium Hotel Paris Opera should have no trouble getting to the museum, as it is just a ten-minute taxi ride away.

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