Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Musée Cognacq-Jay and other Paris attractions using our handy Paris holiday builder website .
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  • Museum lovers can only be delighted to have the opportunity to visit this one, always interesting, near the Carnavalet Museum, Picasso Museum, the hotel of Rohan and Soubise hotel
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  • This has to be one of Paris' hidden gems. It's on a side street--but 215 steps from la Musee Picasso. I am not particularly a fan of the art that's exhibited (a collection) but it was interesting to l...  more »
  • Very nice... Well-endowed Museum, furniture, trinkets and varied. And icing on the cake: free entry, c is rare we appreciate!
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  • A wonderful surprise this museum. Not very big but with a collection and a setting really worth the visit. There is also a restaurant/bar in its premises. Also the museum is free.
  • Pleasant surprise. Free entry. Collection includes Rembrandt and Canaletto
  • Like a cultural refuge from the bustle of the more visited museums of Paris, this wonderful collection is an in situ representation of turn of the century art and decor. I'm not sure why, but admission was free when I visited! Staff could not have been more friendly.
  • Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place for free. You can sightseeing the life if rich French person in the past. There are also restroom for free. The souvenir shop is nice. Reasonable price!
  • Museum located in the Hôtel Donon in the 3rd arrondissement. The museum's collection was formed between 1900–1925 by the founders of La Samaritaine department store. The collection is displayed in 20 paneled rooms (4 floors) in the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI. The museum contains an exceptional collection of fine art and decorative items, about 1200 items in total, with an emphasis on 18th century France. Admission is free ! Nearby Carnavalet museum. Currently (feb.2017-june.2017), exhibition "Serenissime! Venise en fête de Tiepolo à Guardi" : last golden age of Venice, marked by an unprecedented deployment of public and private events : festivities, carnivals, celebrations, regattas and other spectacles. Paintings of Guardi, Tiepolo, Boucher, ...

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