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Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Musée Cognacq-Jay is a museum located in the Hôtel Donon, with an impressive and enthralling collection of fine art and decorative items. Your visit will consist of twenty paneled rooms spread over four floors in the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Viewing all these fantastic pieces will take time, as the collection consists of about 1200 items in total, with an emphasis on 18th century France, ranging from European and Chinese ceramics, jewels, and snuffboxes, to paintings by Louis-Léopold Boilly, François Boucher, Canaletto, and more.

The fine furniture displayed is attributed to Jean-François Oeben and Roger Van der Cruse. The 17th century is also represented with two paintings by Rembrandt while the 19th century is represented with works by Camille Corot, Paul Cézanne, and also Edgar Degas. Put Musée Cognacq-Jay into our Paris vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This free museum has a delightful varied collection of well antique collectibles. There is little rhyme or reason to the collection, but that being said it has been well curated and has some quite int...  read more »
  • A museum featuring beautiful pieces of collection. Nice to visit, we were hooked. The visit is free off exhibition. Feel free to discover his works of the XVIII century which the fineness of realization won't you not insensitive.
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  • When you get tired of the major museums, or the crowds, and want to see something real, then try this lovely private mansion / museum evoking 18th Century Paris in the Marais area. Explore the rooms, ...  read more »
  • Art and art objects from the 18th century. It's a municipal museum so the entry fee free except for special exhibits. The museum recreates how a mansion was decorated in the 18th c. It was donated to the city by the founder of the Samaritaine department stores.
  • The Cognac-Jay collection of mainly 18th century art and small objects (snuff-boxes etc,) is not housed in the family home but in a similar mansion, suitably furnished. Worth a visit if in the vicinity - it is free! - and would combine conveniently with the nearby Musee Carnavalet (also free).
  • We stumbled into this museum yesterday and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent collection curated by Christian Lacroix. He revamped the original collection through thematic rooms, coupled with more modern art which were complimented with custom carpeting, paint, and wall hangings. If you find yourself in the Maraias, or are leaving the Picasso Museum consider venturing into this museum.
  • I see google map say close time 6pm Now i arrived 17h 19 but Close 5pm
  • This small museum is an incredible wealth! among other nice furniture
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