Check out the original Frenchy it-girl: the Joséphine exhibition at Luxembourg

A palace tea-time + a great exhibition dedicated to Joséphine de Beauharnais (wife of Napoleon I) with a privileged entrance: here is the ideal Wednesday outing during which you can slip into the skin of Joséphine, the most glam’ and romantic  Empresses!

The concept? Combine an amazing tea time at the Shangri-la Palace, enjoying delicious finger-sandwiches and cakes, nestled in the living room of this über chic private mansion (property of Napoleon’s nephew by the way) before making a bee line for the Musée du Luxembourg without having to queue up to discover the new exhibition dedicated to Joséphine, the original it-girl …

We adore: the tea-time worthy of an Empress with a selection of finger sandwiches +  amazing scones +   biscuits + warm drink without counting a series of mini pastries. Our favorite? Passion fruit and raspberry tart designed with rose petals, created especially by pastry chef François Perret, in memory of the Josephine’s passion for flowers and gardens.

Fab: the intimate exhibition retracing the life of this fascinating socialite, as spendthrift as she was influential, coquette and ultra-modern for her time, through a hundred objects (clothes, jewelry, paintings, furniture…).

ARTea Time « Joséphine », each Wednesday afternoon from 19 March to 25 June from 3h30pm to 5h30pm, by reservation on 01 53 67 19 91, 49 € per person

Joséphine exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, from 12 March to 29 June 2014, every day from 10am to 7:30pm, late night on Monday until 10pm. Full rate 11 €

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