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“Window on diasporic life”

Musee Nissim de Camondo
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Ranked #28 of 1,244 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This museum is the hotel of the Camondo family, full of all their personal history, all the art they loved, furnitures, paintings, sculptures. Even the stairwells and tile floors are to die for. The place speaks of jewish diaspora life, and then death during WWII-a horrific chapter. This is out of the main touristic spots and their crowds, but so much more meaningful then the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triumph.

3  Thank Chris-From-MD
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I know Paris quite well. We were looking for something to do - but did not want a crowded experience. After searching around we decided to come here..... even the hotel receptionist had not heard of it.
Wonderful beautiful house.... immaculately run. Very pleasant to walk around and the staff were so helpful. Interesting, sad outcome for this family ...... but they have left a beautiful home that is kindly shared with us!

2  Thank CaroScriv
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I don't think this should be a top attraction if you are visiting Paris for few days, but if you have some time after the must-do of this city I strongly advise you to spend some time there. The house is impressive and fascinating and each object and piece of furniture has a story to tell. For this reason my suggestion is to collect the audioguide at the entrance or enjoy a guided tour. You will learn about the Camondo family and the historical context they lived in and also some very interesting information about the techniques behind the object you see. The environment is very relaxing and it's not very crowded, so you can really enjoy the visit.

3  Thank Ali_the_Westie
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I actually like that the museum is mostly in French. The fact that it hasn't been overrun with tourists is reassuring. They have audio guides in English anyway which fully explain the tragic story of the Camondo family. The exquisite collection of 18th century interiors compels me to recommend this venue over Versailles, which was so crowded when I went that I can hardly remember it's interiors at all.

4  Thank Sophie T
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

A visit to this museum brings unexpected rewards. The home was built to house an ever-growing collection of jaw-dropping French antiques. But the museum is so much more than a jewel box for exquisite treasures. It also is a story of the Camondo family, their rise to wealth, and their final, distressing end as Jews in World War II. Heartbreaking that a family that gave so much, lost so much. Take your time. Explore the sub-stories on the headphones. This is not a museum to be rushed. The joy and beauty is in the detail.

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