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The Gallery-Museum of Baccarat, a crystal extravaganza

In Paris, the Baccarat Gallery-Museum unveils the magic of crystal with a selection of 350 pieces from its collection of stunning luxury.

Steeped with history since the end of the 19th century, and redecorated by Philippe Starck in 2003, the former private mansion of socialite Marie-Laure de Noailles, mentor of painters, writers and musicians, shelters a gallery-museum dedicated to upscale receptions according to Baccarat. The freestone facade opens on an alley of mirrors with crystal arms, offering the stunning vision of a chandelier floating in an aquarium.

The purity of crystal at the Baccarat gallery-museum in Paris

Adding to the magic of the venue, in an Art Deco spirit, a red carpet trimmed with optic figers leads to an XXL size chair, than an honor staircase, with 157 sparking tassels overhanging from a chandelier in cascades, and finally the sanctuary. A handsome ballroom whose wall-panelings, mouldings, fine gold gilding, monumental fireplaces and Versailles parquet floors are a stunning suprise for the visitor.

Gallery-Museum Baccarat boutique - Paris
In the boutique, timeless collections are the work of talented craftspersons trained during several generations. © Laurent Parrault
Gallery-Museum Baccarat table of presentation - Paris
On this elegant table, crystal objects having belonged to celebrities showcase the wide array of creations at Baccarat. © Laurent Parrault

The excellence of a majestic French lifestyle 

In the elegant reception rooms, window-displays enhance the house creations, of yesterday and today. A bright luminous 13-meter crystal table presents precious table settings, decorations, luminaries that appeal to the gaze with their fairytale opulence. And to complete your discovery while enjoying a gourmet moment, the Cristal Room, a colouful restaurant, redesigned by decorator Jacques Grange, features a refined menu with drinks served in… in multi-faceted crystal glasses.

Gallery-Museum Baccarat - Paris
In the window-displays, certain models were owned by leading European royal courts and Maharajas. © Laurent Parrault
Gallery-Museum Baccarat Cristal Room - Paris
In the colourful Cristal Room, tables superbly enhanced by precious glasses conveying a rare emotion . © Laurent Parrault

The art of cristal for an ode to the senses