JACQUEMART ANDRE MUSEUM - Paris
This is one of the
finest museum of in Paris, the treasure trove of a couple
devoted to XVIIIth-century French paintings and furnishings,
XVIIth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, and Italian
Renaissance works. Edouard André made a fortune in
banking and industry in the XIXth century, spent most of
his life as an army officer stationed abroad; he eventually
returned to marry a well-known portraitist of government
figures and the aristocracy, Nélie Jacquemart, and
they went on to compile a collection of rare decorative
art and paintings in this 1850s town house.
The collection contains sevreral Rembrandts and, best of all, XVth and XVIth Italian genius in the works of Bonicelli, Donatello, Mantegna and Uccello, Flemish work by Memling, Van Dyck, Dutch paintings by Hals, Rembrandt and Ruisdael, and French paintings by Lancret, Chardin, Boucher, Fragonard and David. On the stairway is Tiepolo's fresco of the Reception of Henn III in Venice depicting a stupendous party.
An audioguide, available in six languages, is freely provided for each visitor.
You'll also love the Cafe Jacquemart Andre: there is a set of carved golden wooden Lius XV consoles alongside magnificent XVIIIth century tapestries and a amazing Tiepolo fresco.
158 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e
How to get there
Metro line 9 or 13 : Miromesnil, St-Philippe-du-Roule
Open Everyday : 10 am to 6.30 pm
Information, hours, entrance fees & acces map.
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