Now one of the works by Ernest Hebert, who actually studied at the Academy du France in Rome, was originally placed within the salon of the Palais du Louvre Museum, but this was transferred to the Musee d’Orsay when this museum in Paris opened in 1986.
But, getting back to the Musee Hebert, the actual house itself, called the Hotel de Montmorency, which was constructed in 1743 and where Ernest Hebert once lived, eventually became state property in the 1970s and some years later, the museum officially opened in 1984, yet since 2004 it has been officially linked with the Musee d’Orsay.
The main themes of his art works were peasant scenes, although he also used to do portrait paintings and much more, yet when you step into the Musee Hebert, it is like taking a step back in time. And in fact, you will not just get to see collections by Ernest Hebert like his drawings and paintings, but there is furniture, decorative items, souvenirs plus much more on display, that are presented in a way as though he would still live there.
Visiting the Musee Hebert Museum in Paris
The Musee Hebert is open on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.30pm through to 6pm and on a Saturday and Sunday it is open from 2pm through to 6pm.
However, this museum in Paris is closed on a Tuesday and on most National French holidays. Also, please note that as of 2015 this museum in Paris is temporarily closed for renovations.
Now, the normal cost of entry is €3, however, it is free to people under the age of 18 and also free to those under the age of 25 who are residents of an EU country, plus it is also free to anyone on the first Sunday of each month.
Groups of up to thirty people can also be accommodated, although prior reservation is required and you will get a tour guide, and at present this is only available in French.
And you will find the Musee Hebert located within the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, the nearest Metro Stations are Vaneau, Sevres - Babylone, Duroc or Rennes lines, and the museum is situated between the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Ecole Militaire.
Address and Contact Details:
Hotel de Montmorency-Bours
85 Rue du Cherche-midi
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 22 23 82
Tourist attractions close by
- Jardin du Luxembourg
- Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse
- Square Boucicaut
- Musee du Montparnasse
- Musee Bourdelle
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Musee Hebert Museum in Paris
The Musee Hebert Museum is dedicated to the painter Antoine Auguste Ernest Hebert and is housed within the Hotel de Montmorency, which was built in 1743 by the Comte de Montmorency, and this was once the home of Ernest Hebert, but unfortunately, as of 2015, the museum is closed temporarily for major renovations.
About Ernest Hebert and the Musee Hebert
Ernest Hebert was a renowned painter who had an official career through the Second Empire and under the third Republic, which is when he was awarded a commission to paint the apse within The Pantheon monument in Paris. And just in case you did not know, but it is The Pantheon, which is the burial place of famous people, like the renowned author Victor Hugo who wrote the hunchback of Notre Dame, Jean Moulin a French resistance leader, Louis Braille who founded true Braille, Marie Curie who discovered radium and many, many others.