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Musée Nissim de Camondo

Part of the not-for-profit Les Arts Decoratifs institution, the Musée Nissim de Camondo is a grand collection of 18th century French furniture and art objects. Housed in one of Paris’ finest early 20th century homes, its owner was Moise de Camondo, a wealthy Parisian banker from la Belle Époque.

Left to the French state after the death of his son, Nissim, the collection is perfectly preserved, reflecting the passion with which it was amassed. It is set against a backdrop of oak-panelled walls and fine gilding, and offers furniture from the Royal Furniture Repository, gilt bronze clocks, chandeliers, vases, ornate cabinets and sculptures. The Orloff silver dinner tableware commissioned by Catherine II of Russia from silversmith Roettiers in 1770 is rightly considered a masterpiece. Landscapes by Guardi and hunting scenes by Oudry also adorn the walls.

Take a moment to reflect on the Camondo family’s tragic but extraordinary story and wander through the adjoining Parc Monceau, the perfect place to step out of the 18th century and back into the real world.

 

www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

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Musée Nissim de Camondo

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The museum is part of the ‘Musee des Arts Decoratifs’, and is thus represented by the bookstore 107 Rivoli. You’ll therefore find a small, well presented selection of items, open during museum hours.

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Contact

Musée Nissim de Camondo
63 Rue de Monceau
Paris
75008

 

www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

 

+33 (0)1 53 89 06 50


Opening Hours

Wednesday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.30


General Admission

€ 7.50


Getting There

Metro: Villiers (M2, M3), Monceau (M2), Courcelles (M2)

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