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Museum Camondo, Paris

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Museum Camondo is an elegant museum of French decorative arts located in the Hôtel Camondo. The mansion was built in 1911 by the Comte Moïse de Camondo, a banker, with architect René Sergent, to set off his collection of 18th-century French furniture and art objects. Its design was based on the Petit Trianon at Versailles, though with modern conveniences. Today, the house is maintained as if it were still a private home, preserved in its original condition. Three floors are open to you: the lower ground floor (kitchens), upper ground floor (formal rooms), first floor (private apartments), and gardens. The house's furnishings include needlepoint chairs and work by artisans of the Garde Meuble Royal (Royal Furniture Repository), such as Jean-François Oeben, Jean Henri Riesener, and Georges Jacob. Floors are furnished with Savonnerie carpets woven in 1678 for the Grande Galerie in the Louvre. Walls are accented with tapestries (many Beauvais or Aubusson) and paintings, including portraits by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, landscapes by Guardi and Hubert Robert, and hunting scenes by Jean-Baptiste Oudry. Seek out the Orloff silver dinner service commissioned by Catherine II of Russia from silversmith Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers in 1770, and the bird-themed Buffon porcelain services made at Sèvres in the 1780s. Other notable objects include a bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon, bas-reliefs, Chinese vases, and crystal chandeliers. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum Camondo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great furniture, French parts distribution, Monceau Park view... Very friendly and cozy from the eighth district. A tragic destiny family.
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  • a real treat! a very nice hotel particular still furnished as of the time of the camondo family. We guess the daily life. facing the monceau Park! and this remote Jewish family history is very moving.
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  • by a lover of France all parts are complete I took long to visit! ridiculous class!
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  • An interesting house however not worth going out of your way for. Was done in about an hour however you could spend a lot longer if you listened to all the audio guides for each room.
  • Jennifer's Top 10 Museums in Paris Absolutely love this museum! Come here for a true experience of what it was like to live in Paris back in the day. Small, and very authentic. See the different rooms like it was styled back in the day with original furnishings. The audio guide is just excellent, and you really come to understand and appreciate the history of the family and home.
  • The museum is a beautiful example of a fine mansion in Paris. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, you remember the pain of the wealthy Jewish owners.
  • Beautiful stained glass windows. Wonderful heritage site
  • A beautiful museum that suits the history nerd, the lover of 18th century decorative objects or anyone who appreciates a relaxed moment in a beautiful location. One tours the former private mansion of a wealthy Jewish family. Not only can one see the family's part of the building, but also the part where the servants worked. Should you not have time to visit Versailles, this will do just as good.