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Galerie-Musée Baccarat

Address 11 place des Etats-Unis; 75016 Paris
Neighbourhood 16th Arrondissement | See on map
Metro Boissière [M6], Iéna [M9]
Telephone +33 1 40 22 11 00
Website http://www.baccarat.fr/
Price EUR 5
Hours Mon, Wed-Sat 10-18.

Everybody needs a little bling at times, and bling is just the word for this over-the-top mansion that houses the poncy Crystal Room restaurant as well as the showroom and shrine for the renowned crystal makers. Because when it comes to shiny rocks, Swarovski may have done a better job at modern marketing but Baccarat has the longer history. See glittery show pieces made for Napoleon, royalty and the 19th century world fairs, extravagantly displayed in a setting redecorated by Philippe Starck, featuring six feet high glass chairs and some serious chandeliers.