THE DIOR GARDENS AT THE MUSÉE DIOR IN GRANVILLE. NORMANDIE, FRANCE. SEPTEMBER 2016.THE DIOR GARDENS AT THE MUSÉE DIOR IN GRANVILLE. NORMANDIE, FRANCE. SEPTEMBER 2016.
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Christian Dior Museum and GardenDiscover the famous couturier's childhood home

Christian Dior Museum and Garden

From a well-known Granville family, fashion master Christian Dior was born in the seaside town in 1905. By visiting the gardens and house of his childhood, discovering prestigious collections of dresses and other haute-couture pieces, you’ll feel the deep inspiration of the couturier. Take a stroll, let yourself be surprised, and perhaps you’ll come away with an ever more creative soul.

A jewel in its box

Come and discover an inspiring place!

In the heart of an English garden and suspended from the Granville cliff, facing the sea, the Musée Christian Dior houses the house where the great couturier grew up. Each year, the museum presents an entirely new fashion exhibition. A jewel in its own setting, for garden and history lovers to discover.

The Christian Dior Museum and its cliffside garden
The Christian Dior Museum and its cliffside garden
Le jardin et le musée Christian Dior à Granville

Did you know?

The villa’s name – Les Rhumbs – refers to the angular space between the 32 wind areas of the boussole. It is symbolized by a mosaic rose of the winds on the floor of an entrance to the house.

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The house of my childhood… I still have the most tender and marvellous memories of it. What can I say? My life and my style owe almost everything to its location and architecture.

Christian Dior

A place to remember

and radiation

The Musée Christian Dior, once the childhood home of the famous couturier, is a place of memory dedicated to the influence of Christian Dior’s life and work, from his childhood in Granville to the worldwide success of his fashion house.

The villa “Les Rhumbs”is set in a remarkable cliff garden overlooking the sea, facing the Channel Islands. Laid out between 1906 and 1930 by Madeleine Dior and her son Christian, it was a major source of inspiration for the couturier.

Every summer since 1997, a temporary exhibition has been held, themed around the fashion created by Christian Dior and the fashion house that bears his name.

Suggestions for

Visit

Enter the garden, enjoy the calm of the surroundings and take a break under the pergola. Stroll through the Dior garden in spring to discover the rose garden created by Madeleine Dior, mother of the famous couturier Christian Dior, and become intoxicated by the subtle scent of roses and iodized air that make this garden so charming.

Participate in summer perfume workshops in the intimate setting of Madeleine DIOR’s reading room, enjoying the magnificent sea view.

And of course, enjoy the exhibitions to discover all the art of the House of Dior.

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