Une Fioriture

imageMy favorite museum in Paris is the musée Nissim de Camondo in the eighth arrondissement, bordering the beautiful parc Monceau. I’d visited it several times in the past, but my husband never had. He loved it as much as I do. While he took in the big picture, I focused on details like locks and drapery tassels.

imageThe word une fioriture (oon fee-or-e-toor) means “a flourish” or “an embellishment.” The flourishes at the Nissim de Camondo are always in perfect taste. I’m inspired every time I visit there.

imageThe Nissim de Camondo Museum

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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3 Responses to Une Fioriture

  1. Ellen A. says:

    If you are still in Paris, an appreciative reader would like to buy you both a glass of wine. Let me know!

  2. How kind! I’m afraid we’ll have to take a rain-check. La rentrée has called and we’re back home.

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