Musée Jacquemart-André

Address: 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008, France
Telephone: 01 45 62 11 59

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

Price advice

10 euros.

Expert tips

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.

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.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • Art