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Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

Paris, France

The Palais Garnier, also known as the Paris Opéra, was the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera.  When you’re inside, it’s not hard to see how one could be inspired.  Construction on the Palais Ganier, named for its famed architect, Charles Garnier, began in 1862.  It was one of the many civic projects instituted by Napoleon III.  Because of political strife and constructio...

National Museum of Vietnamese History

National Museum of Vietnamese History

Hanoi, Vietnam

Housed in a building that was the French consulate until 1910, it is now a museum in varying degrees; the collection includes prehistoric artifacts and carvings to funerary jars and some very fine examples of traditional drums from the north.  The collection also contains items obtained from excavations of Han tombs, artifacts from the Buddhist statuary, and everyday items of early history. A...

Zsigmond Kun Folk Art Collection

Zsigmond Kun Folk Art Collection

Budapest, Hungary

Be prepared for lengthy and detailed descriptions from the staff at this museum as they are very proud of their collection! Put together by a wealthy ethnographer, a lot of the pottery is from Mezotur near the Tisa River but there are some Transylvanian furniture and textiles on display too. Address: III Fo ter 4 Tel: 366 1138 Times: Tue-Fri 2-6pm, Sat and Sun from 10am Prices: adult/chi...

Kids in tow

Kids in tow

Washington DC, United States

Here are several suggestions on what we think children might find interesting on their trip to DC. You can start with the National Zoo, a sure hit with the kids! Not only is admission free but the National zoo is home to 400 different species of animals and is set within the beautiful Rock Creek National Park . Next, head for the National Museum of Natural History where the kids will love the...