Paris is full of museums. Among the places dedicated to art, I recommend a visit to the Musée Jacquemart-André. Housed in a magnificent town house, it exhibits works of art dating from the 15th to the 18th century.
Find out all you need to know about this museum in this article.
Jacquemart-André Museum: a collection of European art
Located in the luxurious 8th arrondissement of Paris, the Jacquemart-André Museum is a museum that will take you on a journey through the centuries. The former home of passionate art collectors Nélie Jacquemart and Édouard André, the museum is a treasure trove of art and culture.
The building itself is an architectural masterpiece. Inside, every room, every corner, every wall is a tableau vivant telling the story of André’s passion for art.
The experience is enhanced by the magnificent collection of European art, including works by masters such as Rembrandt, Botticelli and Fragonard.
What can you see and do in the Jacquemart-André Museum?
At the Jacquemart-André Museum, you’ll discover an array of historical artifacts and works of art.
One of the first things to catch the eye is the architecture of the building itself, which bears witness to the luxury and opulence of the 19th-century bourgeoisie.
The rooms, decorated with meticulous care, include antique furniture, tapestries and paintings, creating an authentic period setting. The staircase is equally beautiful.
The museum’s main attraction is, of course, its art collection. The paintings, sculptures and objets d’art on display cover a wide range of styles and periods, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo.
Among the most notable works are Van Eyck’s “Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his wife”, Botticelli’s “The Virgin and Child”, and paintings by Rembrandt and Fragonard.
But that’s not all. Several rooms have been fitted out, including bedrooms, drawing rooms and workshops.
How much does admission to the Jacquemart-André Museum cost?
Admission to the permanent collections and temporary exhibition is:
- 17€ for adults
- 16€ seniors (over 65)
- 10€ for young people (aged 7 to 25)
- 46€ for the family pack (2 adults and 2 children).
Admission is free for children under 7.
If you only wish to see the permanent collections, admission is a few euros cheaper.
How long does a visit to the Jacquemart-André Museum last?
A typical visit to the Jacquemart-André Museum lasts two to three hours. This can vary according to your interest in art and your desire to discover every detail of this splendid residence.
Where is the Jacquemart-André Museum?
The Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, 158 Boulevard Haussmann.
How do I get to the Jacquemart-André Museum?
If you’re driving to the museum, it’s just off the Champs-Élysées. The best option is to use the Haussman-Berri pay parking lot. It’s right next to the museum.
For public transport, you can take
- Metro: Lines 9 and 13, Saint-Augustin, Miromesnil or Saint-Philippe du Roule stations
- RER: Line A, Charles de Gaulle-Étoile station
- bus: lines 22, 43, 52, 54, 28, 80, 83, 84, 93.
What are the opening hours of the Jacquemart-André Museum?
The Jacquemart-André Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
Opinion on the Jacquemart-André Museum visit: is it a good visit?
Yes, the Jacquemart-André Museum is a nice surprise. Before looking at my schedule, I hadn’t heard of it. But, wanting to see something different from classic art museums like Orsay, we visited this one.
The building is sublime. The collection of paintings is smaller than in art museums, but I didn’t feel that sense of frustration that comes with visiting a museum with thousands of works…
Not much of an art connoisseur, but a lover of chateaux, I was surprised to find elements close to my favorite visits. Indeed, in the Jacquemart-André Museum, you have entire rooms decorated. My favorite was Botticelli’s studio. The rooms were also very nice to see.
The only problem is the number of visitors. At weekends and during the summer, many tourists come to visit this museum. However, as it is housed in a private mansion, the layout of the rooms and corridors is not optimal for accommodating large numbers of people. I strongly advise you to avoid days when there are too many tourists, or to come when the museum opens.
What else can you do at the Jacquemart-André Museum?
After visiting the Jacquemart-André Museum, there’s still plenty to discover in the surrounding area. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Strolling along the Champs-Élysées
- Visit Parc Monceau
- Explore the Palais de la Découverte
- How to get to the Musée Cernuschi
- Enjoy the luxury of the Boulevard Haussmann boutiques
- Visit the Chapelle Expiatoire: a historic monument and memorial to the French Revolution
- Going to the Opéra Garnier for a performance or guided tour
- Discover the Petit Palais and its art collections
- Enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower.