Our selection of museums

20 Jul 2012 - Museums - Galleries

Paris 8th arrondissement

Nissim de Camondo museum
63 rue de Monceau, 8th arrondissement , Tel. +331 53 89 06 50
This museum is Baron Moîse de Camondo’s former private mansion, dedicated to his son, Nissim.
It houses an exceptional collection of 18th century furniture and objets d’art which remain as they were upon the death of their owner in 1935. A timeless visit which is an absolute must-see
Our favourites: a Bonheur du jour writing table by Martin Carlin , a chiffonier table by Jean-Henri Riesener, the kitchens on the ground floor.
To discover in our Monceau-Ternes Artistic Itinerary  

Jacquemart-André museum
158 boulevard Haussmann, 8th arrondissement , Tel. +331 45 62 11 59
This sumptuous private mansion from the end of the 19th century houses collections from the Jacquemart-André couple who were Renaissance to 18th century art enthusiasts: furniture, objets d’art, paintings, sculptures, etc.
Our favourites: Ecce omo (around 1500) by Mantegna, portrait of Mathilde de Canisy (1738) by Nattier, a chest of drawers by Jean-Henri Riesener around 1780.
The museum also organises temporary exhibitions presenting private collections from abroad.
The advantage: The couple’s dining room, now the Café Jacquemart-André, is one of the most beautiful tea rooms in Paris and perfect for taking a break or having lunch before or after your visit.
To discover in our Monceau-Ternes Artistic Itinerary  

Cernuschi museum
7 avenue Velasquez, 8th arrondissement, Tel.: +331 53 96 21 50
This museum, composed of the private collection of Henri Cernuschi (1821-1896), a rich banker from the Second Empire and great traveller, presents Asian antiques alongside a vast permanent collection and thematic temporary exhibitions combining antique and modern art.
To discover in our Monceau-Ternes Artistic Itinerary  


Paris 9th arrondissement

The Museum of Romantic Life
Scheffer-Renan hotel
16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, Tel.: + 33 1 55 31 95 67
Search for the museum on www.paris.fr
Underground: Saint Georges, closed on Mondays
Right in the heart of the New Athens district, this 19th century private mansion, nestled in the depths of a garden, houses a collection of 19th century works and objets d’art as well as temporary exhibitions about this era. Perfectly romantic!
The advantage: The small tea room open in the greenhouse, in front of the garden, from mid-April to mid-October. For some romantic refreshment

Gustave Moreau museum
14 rue de La Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris, Tel.: + 33 1 48 74 38 50
Underground: Trinité or Saint-Georges , closed on Tuesdays
This museum, the painter Gustave Moreau’s (1826 – 1898) former home and workshop, has kept its 19th century charm. It contains a large collection of drawings (around 5,000), watercolours and paintings (nearly 1,300) by the artist, who played a major role in the Symbolist movement.

Paris 15th arrondissement 

Musée Bourdelle
18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris, Tel. 01 49 54 73 73
Underground : Montparnasse 
Based around the preserved studios of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) in a garden, the museum has retained all of their original charm. We can discover a rich collection of works from which the famous bas-reliefs for the Théâtre des Champs Elysées de Paris (1910).
A very pleasant visit to do by good weather in order to enjoy the quiet place and contemplate the works that marked the begining of the XXth century.
Our favorite ; the equestrian statue nestled in the garden

Paris 17th arrondissement 

Jean-Jacques Henner museum
43 avenue de Villiers,75017 Paris, Tel.: +331 47 63 42 73
Set up in a 19th century private mansion, this museum displays a selection of works by the artist Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), “official” artist, awarded the Grand Prix de Rome, contemporary of the impressionists.
To discover in our Monceau-Ternes Artistic Itinerary