Musee Jacquemart-Andre

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Timings : Monday-Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2 hours

Entry Fee : Starting EUR 12; details below

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Musee Jacquemart-Andre, Paris Overview

A private museum built in the 19th century, Musee Jacquemart-Andre holds a delightful collection of artworks amassed by the couple - Edouard Andre and Nelie Jacquemart. After Andre’s death, Jacquemart prepared their house, built by Henri Parent from 1869-1975, to be entrusted to the Institut de France as a museum.

The major artists’ whose works form a part of the 29 masterpieces held at this museum are - Jean-Marc Nattier, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Sandro Botticelli and others. The museum carries with it a personal, homely vibe as it also provides a look into the 19th-century lifestyle as proposed by the architecture - winding staircases, winter gardens, antechamber joining separate rooms of the couple, formal staterooms, informal quarters like the library and so on.

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Entry Fee for Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Permanent Collection + Exhibition

Adults: EUR 14.50
Seniors: EUR 13.50 (More than 65 years old)
Students: EUR 11.50
Youth: EUR 9.50 (7-25 years old)
Family: EUR 42 (2 Adults + 2 Children - 7-17 years old)

Permanent Collection

Adults: EUR 12
Seniors: EUR 11 (More than 65 years old)
Students: EUR 10
Youth: EUR 7.50 (7-25 years old)
Family: EUR 34 (2 Adults + 2 Children - 7-17 years old)

Collection at Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Musse Jacquemart Andre, Paris

The museum features a variety of collections that belong to various periods of art and time. Artworks from the Byzantine period, Middle Ages, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Romanticism can be found here. Collections from the greatest painters of all time such as Botticini, Bellini, Luca Signorelli and over 40 other artists are featured in the museum. This is indeed the place to be, for artists as well as admirers of art. The major highlights of the Permanent Collection are:

Italian Renaissance paintings from the Florentine and Venetian school - Virgin and Child by Giovanni Bellini, The flight into Egypt by Sandro Botticelli among others. 

18th-century paintings from the French master painters - The Toilet of Venus and Sleeping Venus by François Boucher, Head of an old man by Jean-Honoré Fragonard among others.

Influential 17th-century Flemish and Dutch painters - Portrait of a Judge by Antoon Van Dyck, The Supper at Emmaus by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn dit Rembrandt among others.

Lousi XV and Louis XVI era furniture and precious items - Louis XV desk by Jacques Dubois, Cabinet said to be that of the "Dichesse de Fontanges" by Pierre Gole among others.

Exhibitions at Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Musse Jacquemart Andre, Paris

The museum organizes exhibitions regularly throughout the year and artworks from a particular artist, or a particular period are showcased in each exhibition. Exhibitions like Caravaggio’s Roman Period, The Hansen’s Secret Garden and Perugino are popular. Some of the exhibitions that will be hosted this year and the next are: 

The Alana Collection - Masterpieces of Italian Painting

Dates: 13 September to 20 January 2020
Details and Bookings:

Services Available at Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Musee Jacquemart-Andre

The Museum offers its visitors a variety of services to indulge in the premium experience of a private museum. The purpose of these services is to encompass a thirst for curiosity that goes beyond just admiring artworks. It focuses on serving other experiential needs of visitors - such as an exquisite luncheon in the Cafe Jacquemart Andre or pursuing the trails of art books that Jacquemart and Andre referred to while curating their collection in the Cultural Book Shop or just the simplicity of having cloakrooms and educational activities. The museum also provides free audio guides in 8 different languages for the Permanent Collection - French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch and Japanese. One can avail audio guides for temporary collections at EUR 3.

Architecture and Style of Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Musse Jacquemart Andre, Paris

The mansion is divided into five major segments namely The State Apartments, The Informal Quarters, The Winter Garden and Staircase, The Italian Museum and the Private Apartments, all of which are based upon Haussmann style of architecture, which is dominated by stone elements, and the facade is the most crucial element of this architecture. Each section of these segments is tastefully decorated, spreading their collection across the house, keeping in mind aspects such as colour coordination, alignment cues, thematic presentation to create a spacious yet sufficiently occupied aura. The major sections of these segments are:

The State Apartments

The Exhibition of Paintings
The Big Living Room
The Music Room
THe Dining Room

The Informal Quarters

The Tapestry Salon
The Office of Work
The Library
The Smoking Room

The Winter Garden and Staircase

The Italian Museum

The Sculpture Hall
The Florentine Room
The Venetian Room

Private Apartments

Madame’s Room
The Antechamber
The Room of Monsieur

History of Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Musse Jacquemart Andre, Paris

Edouard Andre and his wife, a famous portrait painter, travelled all across Europe and the Orient to acquire and collect the best and rarest works of furniture and art. The pieces collected by them are some of the most remarkable ones in France, especially the variety of art that is showcased. Works from German and Flemish schools, detached frescoes, sculptures, refined items of furniture and tapestries, along with interior decorations and instruments. Even the Renaissance period in Florence and Venice is vividly displayed in the first floor of the Italian Museum. 

Edouard Andre had a considerable inherited fortune, which he devoted towards buying these artworks, and also had a mansion built, to exhibit them. After his death, his wife, Nellie Jacquemart, completed the collection by adding more pieces of art. She then bequeathed the collection along with the mansion to the Institut de France as a museum, and it became open to the public in 1913.

How To Reach Musee Jacquemart-Andre

The Haussmann-Courcelles and Haussmann-Miromesnil Metro stations are the nearest stations to the museum. Take a train from anywhere in the city to any of these stations for convenience. Local taxis and city buses can also be taken.
Subway - Miromesnil
RER - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
Bus - 22, 28, 43, 52, 80, 83, 84, 93

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