The 8th arrondissement of Paris is home to one of the most notable and opulent public Museums in France. The Jacquemart-Andre Museum showcases the extensive and valuable art collections of husband and wife, Nelie Jacquemart and Edouard Andre. The museum has been open to the public for more than nine decades. The grand setting and breath-taking pieces of art present more than enough reason to pay a visit to the museum.
Wealthy art enthusiast Edouard Andre spent quite a bit of his fortune on amassing an impressive art collection. He married a portrait painter by the name of Nelie Jacquemart and the couple shared the same insatiable appetite for acquiring priceless pieces of art. The couple frequently travelled to Italy in order to buy valuable pieces of art. After the death of Edouard Andre in 1894, Nelie Jacquemart completed their collection with some Oriental works of art and then, on her death, donated the mansion, their private residence, the museum and the art therein to the Institut de France. In doing so, they have given a great gift to the public and forever immortalizing their names and passion for the arts. The Jacquemart-Andre Museum displays the sum of their individual collections consisted of paintings, sculptures and antique furnishings.
During a trip to the Museum you will want to cover the five main parts. The informal apartments, the state apartments, the private apartments, the winter garden as well as the Italian museum form the 5 main parts of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum. Needless to say, visitors should not expect to quickly pop in and out of this museum. Make sure that you allocate an adequate amount of time in your itinerary to this excursion in order to truly absorb all the fine pieces of art and architecture on this site.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Jacquemart-Andre MuseumFee: Yes
Address: 158 Bd Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: 01 45 62 11 59
Official Website: Jacquemart-Andre Museum
Ratedout of 5
Great place with elegant architecture with quite selection of pre-revolutionary arts of noble families. When I visited there was Giovani Bellini exhibition which was amazing. Highly recommended if you want to slightly get away from busiest tourist attractions.
BK Sung - 5 months ago
Very grand historic house with many richly decorated rooms and some very notable paintings - including a couple by Rembrandt and Van Dyck. Also a number of very impressive 18th c tapestries. Bellini exhibition was very good and I enjoyed the main house even more.
Tom - 5 months ago
Wonderful collection of a Parisian couple. Fantastic venue with a very good audioguide. I have been to Paris many many times and this is my first visit to this museum. I loved it!
Valerie M - 7 months ago
You must book your tickets online! I arrived without a ticket and waited 40 mins to purchase one and enter the museum. Don’t make my mistake. Really charming museum, filled with art. They especially loved Italian art from the renaissance. I spent 2.5 hours here. There was a lovely Botticelli temp exhibition at the time too. It’s nice that they have plenty of benches for people to rest and admire the art in the rooms.
Jane N - 1 year ago
Beautiful place and home to Jacquemart and exquisite collection across the globe on display. Lot of travel stories with the unique pieces.. A beautiful pastry cafe is inside and it’s interior is amazing. There was an excellent exhibit for Gallen Kallela too which ended on 25th July.
Nithi Nishipadma - 1 year ago
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|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M9, M13||Miromesnil||7 minutes|
How to get to Jacquemart-Andre Museum by Metro / RER
By Metro: From Metro Line 9 or 13 exit at Miromesnil Station via the Avenlue Delcasse or Avenue Percier exit and proceed due north along Avenue Percier then left (west) on Blvd. Haussmann to the museum entrance which is on the right.
From Metro Line 2 exit at Monceau Station and walk straight south along Avenue Ferdousi through Monceau Park until you get to a junction with 6 streets. Go to your right up Rue de Monceau (the second street to your right) then left on Rue de Courcelles and left again on Blvd. Haussmann to the museum entrance which is on your left.
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