Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Musée Jacquemart-André is the splendid private 1875 mansion of Nélie Jacquemart and Edouard André, collectors with a passion for art. Often compared to the Frick Collection in New York, the house has retained its character as a sumptuous private residence, displaying its art among the luxuriously furnished rooms as they were lived in during the 19th century.
Edouard André was the scion of a Protestant banking family, and he devoted his considerable fortune to buying works of art. He married a well-known society painter, Nélie Jacquemart, in 1882.
158, blvd. Haussmann; tel. 01 45 62 11 59
Museum open seven days a week, 10am-6pm; café open daily 11:45am-5:30pm, Sunday brunch served 11am-3pm
Admission 10€; all visitors are provided with a free English language audio guide, allowing for a self-paced tour through the museum, which is located south of the Parc Monceau and east of the Arc de Triomphe.
Metro: Miromesnil or Saint Philippe du Roule