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Musee Nissim de Camondo

63 rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
01 53 89 06 50
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Glen Cove, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This beautiful former private residence backs onto Parc Monceau. You must go and see the amazing furnishings but, more importantly, learn the sad story about the family who lived there- the father who built the home and painstakingly amassed the collection and gave it all to France after his son died to keep it from the Nazis, the son who... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Okay, I admit it. I am not fond of museums. Hence, in Paris I avoided them. I know unconscionable! But last year, I was introduced to Jacquemart Andre (see my review) and that completely changed my world. On this year's trip, I was taken to the Musee Nissim de Camondo. The museum is actually the home of a prominent Jewish... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoyed this museum quite a bit. It was different from the norm in Paris which often involves Impressionistic art or history of a famous monarch. Nissem de Camondo highlights the early 20th century home of Moïse de Camondo, a Parisian banker who amassed a magnificent collection of French furniture and art objects from the eighteenth century. The home was... More

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We been to Paris many time, but missed this gem. This was a lived in home where the owner was a art collector. There are pieces of furniture seen nowhere else in the world. Similar to Hearst Castle in California, an owner, builder who was a passionate collector.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

If you like beautiful architecture paintings, and tapestries, this is the place for you. Your ticket includes a free audio guide with very well-done and succinct explanations. This is one of those museums that is lesser known, even to the Parisians. It is also associated with another great museum, the Museum of the Decorative Arts near the Louvre. If you... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Walking around this beautiful house and listening to the commentary on the free audio guide, you get an insight into the life of the rich bourgeoisie who enjoyed a fantastic life in Paris. The kitchen took my breath away, it is almost similar to the one in Downton Abbey especially where the staff ate their meals. Each room gives details... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

what´s interesting in this museum, besides the art and furniture, is the history of the Camondo family. The visit is almost like a movie you´re watching, while Moise de camondo builds his manor and how his family is sadly desroyed. You can easily imagine what life was like for wealthy families back in the beginning of the 20th century.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not too far from the Arc d'Triumph on a side street. Absolutely delightful mansion and artwork, worth seeking out. Asian Museum of Paris nearby also worth a look if you like Asian Art, especially Tang horses, and Song ladies. These mansion museums are all exquisite and under-publicized.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Prior to a short 4 day Winter visit to Paris we contacted a Trinity College professor who has taught Art History at the Trinity College Paris campus for years. Having been to Paris several times before, we had seen all of the major museums. Our friend recommended this gem and said it is frequently missed by the usual tourist crowd.... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was well-presented, but I found the I don't have much interest in furnishings from the era Comondo collected. Loved seeing the kitchen, staff dining room compared to the guest dining room.

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