Historic Residence sights in Paris
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At No 11bis you’ll find the Bateau Lavoir, where Max Jacob, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso – who painted his seminal Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) here – once lived in great poverty. Originally at No 13, the Bateau Lavoir burned down in 1970 and was rebuilt in 1978.
The Nissim de Camondo Museum, housed in a sumptuous mansion modelled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles, displays 18th-century furniture, wood panelling, tapestries, porcelain and other objets d’art collected by Count Moïse de Camondo, a Sephardic Jewish banker who moved from Constantinople to Paris in the late 19th century.
He bequeathed the mansion and his collection to the state on the proviso that it would be turned into a museum named in memory of his son Nissim (1892–1917), a pilot killed in action during WWI. It is part of Les Arts Décoratifs, the trio of museums in the Louvre’s Rohan Wing.