The Orient Express Exhibit

April 28th, 2014

Once Upon a Time the Orient Express (Il était une fois l’Orient Express), that fabled train linking Europe to Istanbul (then Constantinople), is the subject of a current exhibit at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Institute of the Arab World).  Four original refurbished cars are in the courtyard of the museum, with interiors perfectly staged to evoke the era and the personalities that made this train so famous, from Mata Hari to Graham Greene to Agatha Christie.  There are also several related exhibits inside the museum itself.

Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Paris 5th.  Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 – 7, Friday until 9:30 pm, weekends and holidays 9:30-8.  Advance tickets are a good idea – click here to purchase tickets (in French).  Tickets are sold for 30 minute blocks but that (unfortunately) doesn’t guarantee that you won’t have to wait in line).

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