Musee Nissim de Camondo
Musee Nissim de Camondo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Monceau • 4 min walk
  • Villiers • 4 min walk
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  • Tim C
    164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elagant, uncrowded rooms
    Beautiful mansion filled with exquisite original furnishings and art. It is a time capsule from a century ago and has a marvelous collection of 18th Century furniture and objet d'art. The English audio guide was very helpful and so was the video. The best part was that the museum was not crowded, even at the end of June.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • 704charles
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small gem of a museum
    We have long wished to see this very special house. The story behind the family and collection is highly moving. The tour takes about one hour. There is an exquisite collection of 18th century furniture. Well worth a visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2024
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts35,844 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty, elegance, history and sadness
    One of the most important sights on my recent trip was my visit to the Musée Nissim de Camondo. I was there 10 minutes before its opening (my ticket was booked for 10:00am) and it was the best possible time I could have wished for: the gorgeous mansion was all mine for at least 30 minutes. I was slowly moving from one magnificent room to another savoring their exquisite decor, which is opulent, but harmonious and not overwhelming. The kitchen, the elevator with wooden walls and two spacious well equipped bathrooms should not be missed. There are no traces of the Camondo family left: Moïse de Camondo, the owner of the mansion, has no heirs: his two daughters and his second wife were killed in Auschwitz and his beloved son, Nissim, the war hero and the aviator, perished during the WWI (the museum bears his name). Overall, my expectations were vastly exceeded and everything I knew about the Camondo family from the wonderful book by Edmund de Waal “Letters to Camondo” has come to life. I spent almost two hours admiring every detail of the decor and admiring the views of the immaculate French garden from the windows.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Jessamine-Poppy
    Suzhou, China79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical and charming objects and furniture in a wonderful building
    A gorgeous gem of a private collection- beautiful XVIII century furniture (chairs, writing desks, screens, paintings...) as well as bird-decorated crockery. The video about the family is informative (and a bit sad). Not too crowded and well-lit. Everything has been organized to show the pieces at their best!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2024
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Eileen H
Thatcham, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were very keen to visit the museum having read Edmund da Waal's books. We were not disappointed. The museum is full of glorious things and the audio guide that's provided really helps to focus you as you walk around. The story of the family is so interesting and adds meaning to the objects. A really special museum and well worth a visit.
Written September 2, 2022
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Lorna B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Extraordinary collection of art and furniture from late 18th century housed in a,purpose built mansion just over 100 years old. The family story behind this is well known and shocking and is bought to life even more in the house than from the de Waal books. Beautifully maintained with an exceptionally informative audio guide (at least the French version). A real treat.
Written February 24, 2022
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
One of the most important sights on my recent trip was my visit to the Musée Nissim de Camondo. I was there 10 minutes before its opening (my ticket was booked for 10:00am) and it was the best possible time I could have wished for: the gorgeous mansion was all mine for at least 30 minutes. I was slowly moving from one magnificent room to another savoring their exquisite decor, which is opulent, but harmonious and not overwhelming. The kitchen, the elevator with wooden walls and two spacious well equipped bathrooms should not be missed.

There are no traces of the Camondo family left: Moïse de Camondo, the owner of the mansion, has no heirs: his two daughters and his second wife were killed in Auschwitz and his beloved son, Nissim, the war hero and the aviator, perished during the WWI (the museum bears his name).

Overall, my expectations were vastly exceeded and everything I knew about the Camondo family from the wonderful book by Edmund de Waal “Letters to Camondo” has come to life. I spent almost two hours admiring every detail of the decor and admiring the views of the immaculate French garden from the windows.
Written April 12, 2024
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Kelly H
Los Angeles, CA32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Beautiful museum, worth visiting. Interesting the sad history of the family, it is a real pleasure to visit the rooms of this mansion, both the first and second floors. Also the bathrooms and the elevator or the kitchen, and have a clear idea of how the wealthy classes of the time lived.
Written June 15, 2020
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Tim C
Brisbane, Australia164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful mansion filled with exquisite original furnishings and art. It is a time capsule from a century ago and has a marvelous collection of 18th Century furniture and objet d'art. The English audio guide was very helpful and so was the video.
The best part was that the museum was not crowded, even at the end of June.
Written June 30, 2023
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Maui F
Australia69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This museum really is a hidden gem in Paris and one of the highlights of our trip. Shout out to the security guy at the front gate who was so welcoming on the day we arrived and took the trouble to have a long chat to our girls (9 and 12). Reading “Letters to Camondo” prior to this visit helped provide background, however is not essential as the excellent audio guide provided ample information. Take time to listen to the additional optional numbers as there was often fascinating information about a variety of pieces in each room (e.g. vases that had been in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom) and the man himself. The movie in one of the rooms upstairs is also essential watching to learn about the history of the family. Amazing what technology he had in his house at the time and the fantastic condition it is maintained in. This museum is not that well known. Spoke to a local tourist guide and she had never heard of it. Loved being in rooms all by myself to soak up the beauty. Will definitely return. Well worth making time in your schedule to visit.
Written August 10, 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria21,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Interesting little museum. The house belonged to a banking family, but after the son died in the Second World War, it became a museum of decorative arts. During our visit on a Saturday afternoon, there was no queue for tickets and generally not many visitors.
Written April 17, 2023
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wbw
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Beautiful home with collections of three generations including paintings, furniture, sculpture, silver services and a nice look at the inner workings of the household staff. The kitchen is really worth a few minutes. The setting in the 8th arr. behind Parc Monceau could not be more appealing. There are very helpful hand held guides, but so many objects to admire that you will likely plan another visit on your next trip to Paris. A little out of the way but not to be missed
Written September 28, 2020
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byzalot
La Jolla, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Sheer opulence--such abundance! And as you progress upstairs, you begin to understand the exceptional tragedy that befell this family: the holocaust. One feels the unbearable loss of a child to WWI and the unthinkable deportation of a family to death camps. Heartbreaking.

Big feelings at this museum. Worth it, for sure.
Written July 30, 2022
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Voltravel
Dallas, TX27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is an amazing and sad testament to the tragedy that befell the Jews of France. As multi-time visitors to Paris, we were moved to find this museum. Take the time to visit and learn what hatred and bigotry mean.
Written June 26, 2020
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