While we spend our day in ² area, let’s go for a stroll in the Musée National de la Marine , its current temporary exhibition has called our attention.
«Ballet des optiques».
Photo: Sébastien Dondain (Musée national de la Marine).
Although lighthouses seem familiar, do we really know their history? Today, they light our coasts up, but during the 19th century, Paris was the capital of lighthouses, and a high place of optical and mechanical experimentation. The Musée National de la Marines features this fantastic universe, through various points of view and an important installation. Essential mark for navigators, technological and architectural wonder, lighthouse still a major symbol of coastal history, halfway between myth and artistic inspiration. There is no time to waste, check this event now!
Picture extracted from, The Lighthouse at the End of the World, Jules Verne, published in 1905.
The World in 1901
D.R. Musée national de la Marine.
PHARES, an exhibition ran by the Musée National de la Marine, until 4 November 2012.
Open from Monday to Friday, from 11am to 6pm, until 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
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