• 17 Oct

    The Musée de la Marine Honors the Omani Naval History

    The Musée de la Marine, the national naval museum in the city of Paris, welcomes a very special exhibition that will run from now until January 5, 2014. In this exhibition, entitled 'Oman and the Sea,' visitors can learn about the Arab state Oman, which has historically been of strategic naval importance thanks to its location on the Persian Gulf.

    This exhibit goes back 5,000 years to introduce the region that is now known as Oman — a region that has traversed diverse eras, each with its own chapter in the book of naval history. Due to its openness to the world, through its naval tradition, Oman possesses a cultural richness that is also explored in the exhibition.

    However, the focus is on the country's naval tradition itself. Much of the exhibition is based on the work of the French Admiral Francois Edmond Paris. This 19th-century admiral played a large role in the establishment of the Musée de la Marine, and this exhibition in the museum he helped to create contains many of his most intriguing observations about the ships and shipbuilding techniques of the Oman.

    The Musée de la Marine also introduces visitors to the Omani people, whose culture may not be that well known to most. By reproducing a traditional Omani reception room, the museum offers the chance to comprehend a little bit of the heritage of this country. Guests of one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées can take the opportunity to visit the Musée de la Marine, which is located in the Trocadero Square. Right next to the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero Square makes for a perfect pit stop for those staying near the Champs-Elysées.

    Musée national de la Marine, Paris

    17 place du Trocadéro, 75 116

    Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed on Tuesday