At 200 euros for a simple mounted mouse, Paris’ 1831 taxidermy haven is overpriced. It’s also bloated with “no photos allowed” signs, and entirely short of anthropomorphic artistry, But it was also glorious.
Oh yes, it was in fact Michelle’s dream to go…
Now if only I could have showed you a photo of the cuddly lion, it’s back folds so carefully- yet majestically-shaped. Or the acrobatic rabbit, balanced on one paw and juggling what I do remember as cricket balls. Or that sold-out Squelette de Lapin print.
You really would have been impressed. Liu Laoshi would have been as well.
But as it was, we only snuck the one photo. And you really can’t tell much… So I guess you’ll just have to go, oui?
Deyrolle, 46 Rue du Bac, Paris, France