Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits

It might sound odd, but I do enjoy a good font. So when I spied the Musée des Lettres and Manuscrits on the Boulevard Saint Germain (222 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007), I thought I might see some interesting fonts.  On the first floor, there was a temporary exhibition of a famous French serial killer. Since I am not much of a CSI fan, the exhibit did not appeal to me. Fortunately, I realized that the museum's permanent collection was in the basement.  The lower level was filled with all sorts of framed letters and manuscripts from a wide variety of famous people from Monet to Alfred Hitchcock. Most of the descriptions were in French, but you definitely do not have to be fluent to appreciate all that this museum has to offer.

I especially enjoyed seeing the little sketch( above) by Edith Piaf. And, how cool is it to see an actual piece of sheet music by Beethoven?


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