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“Best in the neighbourhood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Musee Nissim de Camondo

Musee Nissim de Camondo
63, Rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 53 89 06 50
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Ranked #20 of 615 Attractions in Paris
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Best in the neighbourhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

One of three museums within about 500m, the Nissim de Camondo is, to me, the best in terms of the overall experience. It is (was) a family home, like the other two (Musée Cernuschi, Musée Jaquemart-Andre), but this one has a more of a 'lived-in' feel, in that you see bathrooms, kitchens and get more of a feel for how the household functioned.

But really, it is all about the architecture and the paintings, tapestries, ceramics, sculpture, and furniture. It is the house of an avid and dedicated collector with deep pockets... who sadly had no heirs and like the other two museums, left the house and collection to the nation.

Audioguide is included in the price, entrance fee is €9, open 10:00 to 17:30, closed Mon. and Tue. Metro Monceau or Villiers. Stairs aplenty, and no elevator.

Depending on your stamina, the other two mentioned (reviewed separately) could be done in one full day, with perhaps 30 minutes on a shady bench in adjacent Parc Monceau to recharge the batteries in your lunch break!

Visited August 2014
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“A wonderful house with a sad history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a splendid house built in the early 20th century but furnished in a style of 200 years earlier. It's not like going to a museum but visiting the private home of a very rich family. A family you get to know as there is so much personal stuff there. Along the way you learn the family's history which is a tragic one.

Visited August 2014
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“It is a mandatory place to see if you want to share what was the real life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

of a millionaire...

This can of Museum is rare in Paris.
This was a home and the family history is tragic

Visited August 2014
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“Worth it if only because it's not crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A glimpse into a wealthy Parisian's home and art. Part of the museum pass and located off the beaten path a bit but still in Paris proper. Very interesting furnishings and the kitchen was particularly fun to see as it is all as it was.

Visited July 2014
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Marina del Rey, California
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“Lovely Example of the Good Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our guide, Olivier, from Coloratour, recommended this one. Sweet little private mansion on le Parc Manceau. Everything just in place as it was. Interesting, wealthy family with a sad twist at the end.

Visited June 2014
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