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A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE BY TWO COLLECTORS IN LOVE WITH THE 18TH CENTURY 

This year, the Musée Provençal du Costume et du Bijou (Provencal Costume & jewelry Museum), an elegant showcase for the Hélène Costa collection, is welcoming her husband's Jean-François Costa decorative arts acquisitions for the first time. An exceptional encounter between costumes and decorative art, the exhibition pays homage to Provence's legendary lifestyle.

Inspired by French and Provencal painting from the Age of Enlightenment the exhibition's showcases conjure up images of genre scenes retracing the daily life of the 18th century society from dawn to dusk, and evoke series of etchings or engravings capturing the passing hours. The itinerary is chronological too, crossing the century from the reing of Louis XV to the first years of the Empire and presenting costumes and objects belonging to various social classes from artisans to aristocrats, and nobility to the Third Estate.


Its carefully curated layout invites you to discover the reifned fashion of the era, along with the daily activities from women from Arles, Marseille,
Aix-en-Provence,  Avignon, Toulon and Grasse.



USEFUL INFORMATION

OPENING TIMES
From 26 June to 7 November
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 1 p.m and from 2 p.m to 6.30 p.m

 

PRICE
No booking required
Free tour and admission

HOW TO GET THERE
Museum of Provencal Costumes and Jewellery
2 rue Jean Ossola
06130 Grasse
Right next to the Historical Factory
Indigo car park nearby

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