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“An early 20th Century private collection of French 18th Century paintings, objects and furniture.”

Musee Nissim de Camondo
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you like the Wallace Collection in London or the Frick Collection in New York, you will enjoy this smaller collection in Paris. It was collected by a banker who had the mansion built to house it and who bequeathed it to the public in 1917 to honour his son. The Marquesses of Hertford would have liked the bed with three headboards that does not seem to be intended for sleeping in.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

On the far east side of Parc Monceau you will find this century old version of a hotel particulier housing a superb collection of art, furniture, tablewear and what not, all collection by a Jewish Ottoman banker in the name of his only son who died in the Great war. This is then also a home of the super rich a hundred years ago and you get to see for example the kitchen region as part of the apparatus which created this lavish lifestyle. The dimension and showing of the museum allows you to stroll around as really in a home of the one per cent of that era. The museum is equipped with an unusually nice restaurant in what was probably the former garage. The guides are very helpful and knowledgable. A top place to visit. And don't forget to take a stroll in Parc Monceau, the prettiest park in central Paris.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This amazing mansion was built at the turn of the century by a financier with a passion for 18th Century French furniture, art etc. The access to the mansion was easy (no lines) and the audio tour allows you to meander through the quiet hallways at a slow pace so refreshing from most attractions in Paris. I did not care much for the art and endless collections but I was fascinated by the design and construction of the public/private space. Many public rooms were designed to precisely accommodate paneling lifted from older mansions and the overall affect was very lovely. Of greater interest to me were the bathroom and kitchen areas because they were "modern" versus the "old world" public areas. Adding historical significance to this "folly" is the tragic end to this family which illuminates the shame of Occupied France in its treatment of Jews during the occupation.

Thank chicago012
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited this beautiful home yesterday and were amazed at the lovely furnishings, paintings and the architecture of the home. The people of France are so lucky to have been given such a beautiful home dating from the 1900's.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is not to be missed. If you are looking to see some beautiful works of art and fine french furniture this musee has it in one. Make sure to bring your camera.

Thank tcairnie
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