Gradually the location became too small for the museum and a
building was designed to house the collection in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris and so from 1969, this is where the Musee
national des Arts et Traditions Populaires was housed until 2001.
Yes, you read correctly, the word 'was'.
Unfortunately the museum is no longer open to the public and the entire collections are
gradually being transferred to the museum of Civilisation in Europe and the Mediterranean,
which will be opening in Marseilles.
Marseilles is located along the Southeast coast of France in the Provence-Alpes-C?te d'Azur, plus is also the capital of
this region in France and in theory this up to date French museum should be open by the end of 2008.
The largest museum of French society, with its rich heritage, it had to broaden its
horizons to reinvent itself into a museum of the civilisations of Europe and the
Mediterranean and hence the time frame between closure and when this new museum in France
called the Mus?e des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la M?diterran?e, will eventually