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“One of the most interesting museums in Paris”

Musee Nissim de Camondo
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Ranked #26 of 1,180 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I think I discovered this in a guide - for some reason I had never heard about it. Well, it is just fascinating to visit a house of a grand bourgeois at the turn of the century which feels almost intact. I took my mum there after visiting the first time, and she has taken countless friends there since - it just one of these places that you think: why didn't I know about this before?

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Has to rate as one of Paris hidden gems.
Moïse de Camondo was the utimate collectors of eighteen century art.
It is not a museum, it is a home, lavish, tasteful elegant. You are a silent witness of how the De Camondo family lived their daily lives surrounded by the most exquisite furniture, art pieces, rich de la Savonnerie carpets and tapestries.
Every single chair, arm chair, table large or small, desk is signed by the foremost weavers, cabinet makers of the time of Louis XV or Louis XVl.
This is how the aristocracy of the Ancien Régime lived, with refinement and an extraordinary sense of style.
It is the last glimpse of a time that was about to vanish forever: the bloody era of the french revolution was about to enter and end all this.
To add a final touch of poignancy it is also the scene of the last act of an ancient and distinguished family.
A few short decades after building this great house the Camondos would have vanished forever.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Now that paris is officially in the tourist season why not try some of the lesser populated sites? I'd recommend Nissim de Camondo museum. The museum itself is less of a museum and more of a home - think Downton Abbey in France and replace the rolling english countryside with Parc Monceau. the house portrays life as it was like in the late 19th century with beautiful crockery and furniture. There's lovely restaurants nearby or just relax in the Parc like a local. Combine it with a 6pm visit to the louvre and pick out all the french paintings that have been donated to the Louvre /Mussee Dorsay by this family.

Thank ryanchix
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Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

It was very unexpected...A family member mentioned it and we just decided to take a look.
I thought it was a spectacular "hotel particulier" with so much caracter and history to it...
It has nothing to do with what you would feel in other museums in town...the story of this family, the way the visit is organized (free audioguide, 7,50 €)...you immediately feel as if you were taking a step in the past while following this family's amazing but tragic destiny.
A beautiful collection and a fabulous kitchen!!
It took us about 1h to tour the house but, I could have stayed all afternoon!
PS: the parc Monceau is right there, beautiful!

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a fascinating museum with a really sad story. It is a lovely place to visit with interesting art and the building itself has anamazing story. However, the family story is very sad. It was recommened to us by an American who has lived all her life in Paris and says it is her favourite museum.

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