Musée Nissim de Camondo

Montmartre & Northern Paris

Housed in a sumptuous mansion modelled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles, this museum 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. If you intend visiting the Musée des Art Décoratifs by the Louvre too, buy a combo ticket (adult/child €11/free) covering admission to both museums.