Located in Southwest Asia, Sultanate of Oman is among the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The nation is home to a diverse array of attractions including parks and gardens, historical sites, pristine beaches, religious sites and museums. Some of the most famed places of interest in the country include Watchtower in Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Alam Royal Palace and Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts in Muscat.
The museums in Muscat reflect the rich history and culture of Oman and the Omani French Museum is no exception. In addition to displaying the traditional and historical connection between the French Republic and the Sultanate of Oman, the museum showcases the culture and ancient works of art in France. This heritage museum is situated in French Consul, Bait Faransa’s former residence which is in the old quarter of Muscat, Oman.
Popularly referred to as the Bait Franca, the attraction also highlights the maritime relation between the two nations. It houses a substantial collection of items including furniture, jewellery, French and Omani costumes, Omani – French ships, historical documents and photographs of the early French diplomats. The museum consists of seven widely spread Halls, each depicting a different facet of the Omani and French relations. Two halls display the connection between the two nations in the 18th century whilst one hall is dedicated to showcasing the art and culture of the countries. One of the main attractions of this repository is the desk where thirteen French Consuls worked together during 1920. All in all, it is a unique attraction you must ensure to visit during your family holiday.
In addition to sightseeing travellers in Muscat can indulge in various other activities such as shopping and enjoying local festivals and events. Savour the exotic and authentic local cuisine as well as international dishes at one of the city’s many restaurants.
Those in search of a Muscat hotel will be pleased to find Millennium Resort Mussanah. Ideal for both discerning business and leisure travellers, this Oman beach resort offers a selection of spacious and luxurious serviced apartments coupled with hospitable and attentive service.