Travel through time and discover the magnificent treasures of India

Travel through time and discover the magnificent treasures of India

Published on in Museum - Exhibitions

An exciting exhibition at the Grand Palais entitled "From the Great Moghuls to the Maharajahs" gives travel and history fans the chance to discover Indian treasures through an enchanting retrospective.


The Most Beautiful Jewels of Ancient India


Nearly 270 pieces from the exceptional Al Thani collection will be on show from 29th March to 5th June at the Grand Palais exhibition. The "From the Great Moghuls to the Maharajahs" exhibition covers 5 centuries of history via some of India’s most beautiful jewel. It’s a chance for members of the public to admire magnificent pieces, and these stunning diamonds and other precious stones are truly unique among the world’s little-known treasures. The exhibition is also a reminder of the history of the prestigious Mughal civilization through its jewellery and gold. The Agra Diamond, the Emperor Jahangir's Cut, the Eye of the Idol and even the Arcot II Diamonds will all be part of the exhibition along with other Crown Jewels and Imperial treasures.


It’s a real pleasure for visitors to be able to see such priceless pieces, and it’s also an exciting opportunity for you to trace the history of a country with centuries-old traditions and a multi-millennial past. "From the great Moghuls to the Maharajahs" is organised by the Reunion of the National Museums in collaboration with the National Museum of Asian arts and many of the pieces are being shown in France for the first time. In its prestigious setting at the Grand Palais, the exhibition also benefits from the support of Maison Cartier, exclusively presenting the cognac-coloured diamond turban decoration created for Maharajah Ranjitsinhji of Nawanagar. Just a few minutes from the Porte de Versailles, the Vice Versa Hotel offers you a unique setting for a relaxing break. The latest addition to Parisian concept hotels boasts beautiful décor designed by Chantal Thomass and it’s an ideal starting point for your Parisian wanderings.