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Musee Cognacq-Jay

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8 rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris France
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bsandrs wrote a review Feb 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom22,459 contributions10,456 helpful votes
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A delightful Museum founded by a husband and wife who made their money from the La Samaritaine department store with the collection gradually coming together in the first part of the twentieth century. The old Hotel Donon in the Marais was the chosen venue, but it has the feel of a large family home and contains many fascinating treasures to discover. Well worth a visit, and free to enter.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JnVSydney wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney9,690 contributions1,285 helpful votes
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Based in a lovely old building (though purchased for the task and not a place the couple ever lived), we enjoyed the collection of the wealthy but childless couple who founded the Samaritaine department store.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Samuel007 wrote a review Dec 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom280 contributions88 helpful votes
This little museum is tucked away in the Marais, a short walk from the St Paul metro station and the Place des Vosges. A number of small rooms house the collection of Ernest Cognacq and his wife, Marie-Louise Jay, the founders of La Samaritaine. There are no great masterpieces, but no crowds either, and instead a rather wonderful selection of fine and decorative art and furniture, mostly from the 18th century. Among the French painters are Boucher, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, Watteau, Greuze and Chardin, while Italy is represented by Canaletto and Guardi, and England by Reynolds. There are some excellent, mostly small, examples of French sculpture, porcelain from China, Meissen and Sevres, fine miniatures and exquisitely crafted boxes. All of this, amazingly enough, is available free, though donations are welcomed.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Damien Wu wrote a review Nov 2019
320 contributions53 helpful votes
This is a small and beautiful museum in heart of Paris. You visit it for free! The collection is such a good quality. You will enjoy the finest of art work of paintings, sculptures, and jewels. All the collection are in a perfect retention.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Gaydon P wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York25 contributions1 helpful vote
Very close to our hotel in the Marais. A charming small museum with some absolute gems. Including a Rembrandt. Lovely furniture.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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