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Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris

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Art Museum
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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  • Last week I had been impressed by the daughter of waiting for the exhibition on Venice I therefore returned this week to try my luck on the stroke of 3 pm. After 30 minutes of waiting outside... nothing. Caught at the flight attendant pointed out to me once on the porch I was going to reach the goal and wait 1/2 hour over 5 persons were entered in 15 minutes what makes 20 earlier either 200 to 300 on the day by counting the groups so I preferred to go walking in the swamp until better days...
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  • Museum to visit if you're in the swamp. Admission is free unless temporary exhibits, admission is 8 euros. Splendid permanent collection, this museum is not very well known, you really figure it out. The maximum time to visit 1 h
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  • We had booked a guided tour of the exhibition on the Carnival of Venice for our girls. The great speaker has adapted his words at the age of children without giving up a real depth. The dashboards of Longhi are wonderful and the eyes of the children headed for some very interesting details. Icing on the cake, after having seen reproductions, the children were able to put on masks and costumes in the attic of the Museum.
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  • Small but interesting museum with few visitors. XVIII century furniture, paintings, ... Close to Carnavalet museum.
  • Very interesting and free. Collection from 19th and 18th centuries by a department store impresario.
  • 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.