15 May. 2023

3 museums to (re)discover in the capital’s 8th District

The 8th District is renowned for its iconic landmarks such as the Avenue des Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and the Elysée Palace.

It also boasts a number of fascinating museums… here are three to (re)discover.

Jacquemart-André Museum

This museum dedicated to fine arts and decorative arts is located in a beautiful Second Empire private mansion.

Visitors pass through several rooms allowing them to discover works by Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish and even English artists including paintings and sculptures, as well as furniture and works of art.

Two temporary exhibitions are held each year, as well as theatrical visits and activities to discover with family or friends.

Musée Jacquemart-André, 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris

Cernuschi Museum

A stone’s throw from leafy Parc Monceau, this museum is located in the French-Italian banker, economist and politician’s former private mansion.

Dedicated to Asian arts and in particular works from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, the museum was inaugurated in 1898 and is one of the capital’s oldest.

Internationally renowned, the museum takes visitors on a fascinating journey through a wide range of ancient Chinese art, Japanese calligraphy and contemporary Chinese painting.

Musée Cernuschi, 7 avenue Vélasquez 75008 Paris

Nissim de Camondo Museum 

This superb museum is located in Turkish-born banker and collector Moïse de Camondo’s former private mansion in the immediate vicinity of leafy Parc Monceau.

Influenced by the architectural style of Versailles’ Petit Trianon, it is a must for lovers of late 18th century French decorative arts. Inside, true masterpieces dating from the time of Louis XV and Louis XVI include furniture, decorative objects and silverware.

Musée Nissim de Camondo, 63 rue de Monceau 75008 Paris

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