Like other Parisian museums, Jacquemart- André is an opportunity to discover not only extraordinary art master works but also the inside of one of the finest bourgeoise museums of the 19th century. Inaugurated in 1876, indeed this museum before anything else is a house of passionate collectors who dedicated their life while collecting works from the entire world.
Child of a wealthy family of protestant bankers, Edouard André was a close political man of Napolean III. He met Nelie Jacquemart in 1872, a young portrait painter with major success to whom he asked to do his portrait.
Without children, they loved travelling and spent 13 years of their life together lithiné the collection that is housed in the museum today.
Visit the Jacquemart-André Museum
From the entrance ramp built as a circular ark, one understands that the Jacquemart-André is a hotel not like others. Finesse and elegance of areas are indeed a delicious introduction to the collections that you will be visiting.
Welcomed the way visitors were those days, you will firstly discover the living rooms that compose the Hôtel in which rest the majestic works like Canletto or Boucher. Some rooms like the Big living room or the Music Room, where paintings and decorations of the 18th and the 19th century mingle together are great examples of the bourgeois taste during the second Empire.
Behind the music room, don’t miss the winter garden, a room that was considered those days are one of the most finest one of Paris. Another architectural master piece of the Museum is the grand staircase, not only is it monumental but refined over which contemplates the Fresco of Tiepolo.
Great Italian art lovers, you will also be discovering an « Italian museum » dedicated to the Florentines and Venetians works. Last but not least, you will be visiting private appartments of the couple, whose furniture and decoration reflect the tastes of the couple for the 17th century.
An exceptional museum due to its works and architecture, to see during or not its temporary exhibitions.