Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musée Cognacq-Jay information

Paris , France
8 rue Elzévir, 3e
Getting there
Metro: St-Paul or Chemin Vert
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Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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This museum inside Hôtel de Donon displays oil paintings, pastels, sculpture, objets d’art, jewellery, porcelain and furniture from the 18th century assembled by Ernest Cognacq (1839–1928), founder of La Samaritaine department store, and his wife Louise Jay.

Although Cognacq appreciated little of his collection, boasting that he had never visited the Louvre and was only acquiring collections for the status, the artwork and objets d’art give a good idea of upper-class tastes during the Age of Enlightenment.