Beauty is to be grown at the Jardin des Plantes! So is Chanel’s motto as they offer us to discover the fabrication secrets of beauty products in a lovely and free display. On the menu, an installation opening the doors of the “open-air laboratories”, aka “genuine research, growth and botanic experimentation centers” where are created the active ingredients included in the composition of these beauty products.
Chanel wishes to explain us that “the invention of an active agent does not exist without the invention of the gesture that goes with it”. In the museum’s Galerie de Minéralogie, you will discover the steps of this creation, as well as an ode to plants with the presentation of the rare plant production area used by Chanel, grown all over the world (Madagascar, Costa Rica, France). They will be accompanied by rare pieces kept by the National Museum of Natural History, the whole in a staging we can picture as very immersive.
On the exhibition’s website, it says that all priority access tickets have been sold, but do not panic, you can definitely go on site from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding on Thursday as it opens from 12:15 p.m. Once on site, do not forget to allow one or two hour(s) to enjoy the Jardin des Plantes, visit the greenhouses housing tropical forests or the magnificent Pierres Précieuses exhibition by Van Cleef & Arpels at the Museum…
Dates and Opening Time
From 23 September 2020 to 27 September 2020
Jardin des plantes
Jardin des Plantes
75005 Paris 5
Horaires : mercredi 23 septembre de 10h00 à 17h00, jeudi 24 septembre de 12h15 à 17h00
vendredi 25, samedi 26 et dimanche 27 septembre de 10h00 à 17h00