Musée Jacquemart-André

Price guide: Mid-range

158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008

Price guide: Mid-range

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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Education, Sightseeing

Expert review of Musée Jacquemart-André

An exceptional art collection and mansion with the personal touch of two avid collectors.

The extravagant mansion put up by Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart provides a brilliant insight into collectors' taste. Lavish reception rooms lined with misty French portraits by Nattier and Vigée-Lebrun, English portraits and Dutch paintings by Rembrandt and Van Dyke, and, above all, the "Italian museum" upstairs, which includes early Renaissance masterpieces by Carpaccio, Bellini, Mantegna, Donatello and Boticelli and Ucello's St George slaying a very snakelike dragon, all show the couple's connoisseurship, as well as giving a vision of the grand 19th-century lifestyle with the house's lavish reception rooms, winter garden, smoking room and galleried music room.

Price advice: 

10 euros.

Expert tips: 
The museum also has a very chic café, where you can have light lunch, afternoon tea or Sunday brunch, under a ceiling by Tiepolo.
The museum is open every day of the year – even Christmas Day.
Until 25 July 2011, there's an interesting temporary exhibition "The Caillebotte Brothers' Private World" on Impressionist painter Gustave and his little-known photographer brother, Martial.

More information on Musée Jacquemart-André:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Art gallery, Museum
Address:
158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008
Telephone:
01 45 62 11 59
Website:
http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am-6pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Art, History, Rainy days

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