Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris
Continue north on rue Pavée (Paved Street), the first cobbled road in Paris. At No 24 stands Hôtel Lamoignon, built between 1585 and...
One of Paris’ most beloved art collections reopened its doors after a massive renovation and much controversy in late 2014. Housed in...
This engaging history museum, spanning Gallo-Roman times to modern day, is in two hôtels particuliers: mid-16th-century...
Housed in the beautiful 16th-century Hôtel de Marle, this gorgeous cafe in the Swedish Cultural Institute lures Parisians like bees to a...
Le Petit Dakar
Many consider this to be the most authentic Senegalese restaurant in Paris, and its tiéboudienne (rice, fish and vegetables; €18) –...
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Musée Cognacq-Jay information
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.