We were eagerly looking forward to visiting and learning about the various french customs at the Musée National des Douanes. (Museum of French customs)
We laugh now because we completely misunderstood the definition of the word. The word ‘customs’ has multiple meanings. This museum is not about french characteristics, habits and traits as we hoped, but about the history of tax collection, tariffs, import and exports duties and the people that held these jobs. The museum was not at all what we expected, nonetheless it was interesting and worth a visit.
This museum also had a temporary exhibit called ‘Doctors without Borders’. There is a phenomenal book we have read called ‘Doctors without Borders’ written by Renée C. Fox that goes into detail about this admirable organization.
— Ted & Julia