Musee Jacquemart-Andre museum in Paris
The Musee Jacquemart-Andre is a great place to visit when on holiday in Paris, that is located in a sumptuous palace mansion house, which was built in the 19th century on the prestigious Boulevard Haussmann for Edouard Andre, and provides a fascinating journey through art works collected by him and his wife Nelie Jacquemart.
About the Musee Jacquemart-Andre Museum
Edouard Andre was the heir to a protestant banking family fortune and he himself was a banker, yet spent his money collecting works of art, and after marrying Nelie Jacquemart, who was a French portrait artist, they accumulated a vast collection of art from different parts of the world.
This elegant palace is far smaller than somewhere like the Chateau de Versailles or the Chantilly castle, but it is also far more personal. Yet it was here that they used to hold many parties and functions for the high society of the day, so that these people could also experience and admire some of the many different works of art they accumulated over the years.
After Nelie Jacquemart died, she bequeathed the whole estate and collections to the Institut de France, so that the mansion would become a museum for everyone to appreciate what they had been so passionate about, but even the history of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum is also a fascinating read.
From Italian Renaissance art, 18th century French masterpieces, works by the Flemish masters, numerous items of furniture, through to the panelling, frescos, ceiling paintings and even a beautiful winter garden, these are just some of the things that you can get to see when you visit this often overlooked museum in Paris.
Not forgetting that there are also the more personal items on display from their own private collection such as objet d’art and souvenirs, so this gives you the opportunity to wander around in a more relaxed and homely feel, in comparison to many of the starch royal palaces.
Each of the rooms at the Jacquemart-Andre museum tells a story and makes you feel that you want to discover more, yet if you want to relax for a short while, there is also a tea room that is located in the original dining room with its magnificent Tiepolo ceiling called the Jacquemart-Andre Cafe.
So you can discover an authentic atmosphere of a typical Parisian mansion house that was owned by passionate art collectors, and in addition to the permanent collections, there are also temporary exhibitions conducted as well.
Visiting the Musee Jacquemart-Andre
Located close to the famous Champs Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe within the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, this is one of the museums in Paris that is open virtually every day of the year except for National French holidays.
The Musee Jacquemart-Andre is open from 10am through to 6pm, however, when there are temporary exhibitions being held, there is a late night opening on a Monday, which means the museum does not close until 8:30pm.
There is also a gift shop, which is open the same times as the museum and the Jaquemart-Andre Cafe opens each day, but the times are different and you can find out more about the Jaquemart Andre Cafe in our dedicated page, yet both of these can also be accessed without having to tour the museum.
The cost of entry is €13.50 per person as of 2018, however there is a reduced rate of €10.50 for persons under the age of 18 and it is free to children under the age of 7. Yet if you are visiting this museum as a family, then the cost for two adults and two children aged between 7 and 17 is only €42, however it is complete free for the disabled upon proof of eligibility.
Within this cost you will be provided with a free audio guide upon entry to the museum, which is available in different languages including French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Russian. This audio guide will provide you with the history of the Jacquemart-Andre museum and commentary on its permanent collections including information on Second French Empire.
For the temporary exhibitions there is also an audio guide available in either French or English and is an additional charge of €3 as of 2018.
The museum also provides activity books free of charge for children aged between 7 and 12, which is an enriching way to discover the museum and its history through a series of pictures, games and puzzles, where they can learn through play in an animated and fun way.
In addition to these options, the exhibitions at the Musee Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris can also be accessed via iPhone, iPad and Android, so that you can get an app to discover the works visually along with audio commentary, plus there is even a high definition option available and these can be downloaded from the website prior to your visit.
However, you can also do this on site when you arrive via their dedicated WiFi for the app stores at no extra charge, even for foreign visitors. But even if you only have a smartphone, you can still download an audio guide as an mp3, if you would like to keep this for memories of your visit.
For disabled visitors, access to the Musee Jacquemart-Andre is via a ramp that is located to the left of the stairs at the entrance. However, we would like to point out that pushchairs or buggies are not allowed within the museum and due to the regulations put in place after the terrorist attacks, no backpacks or suitcases are allowed either.
Access to the Musee Jacquemart-Andre
Due to its location, getting to this fine arts museum in Paris is very easy via public transport in Paris and the nearest RER train station is the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile stop serving line A to the west, which is also a Metro station serving lines 1, 2 and 6.
Yet you will find that the nearest Metro stations are the Miromesnil stop serving lines 9 and 13, the Courcelles stop serving line 2 or Saint Philippe du Roule stop serving line 9.
However a little further in an easterly direction you can access the Gare Saint-Lazare train station, which serves the Intercities, TER and Transilien trains, plus this is also a Metro station serving lines 3, 12, 13 and 14.
Alternatively if you are travelling by bus, then the bus lines 22, 28, 32, 43, 52, 80, 83, 84 and 93 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via line N53. Yet at the Gare Saint-Lazare you can access the bus lines 20, 21, 53, 66, 80 and 528 along with the Noctilien lines N02, N15, N16, N51, N52 and N150.
Although, if you have your own vehicle and are daring enough to drive round Paris, then you may be pleased to know that there are car parks located only a few metres away from the museum, plus there is a Velib station for the self service bike hire scheme also located within walking distance of the Musee Jacquemart-Andre.
Address and contact details
Musee Jacquemart-Andre, 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008, Paris, Ile de France, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 62 11 59
Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 62 16 36
Musee Jacquemart-Andre history
Discovering the Rooms
Jacquemart Andre Tea Room and Cafe
Paris Metro lines 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus liness 20, 21, 22, 28
Bus line 32
Bus line 43
Bus lines 52, 53
Bus line 66
Bus lines 80, 83, 84
Bus line 93
Bus line 528
Night bus line N02
Night bus lines N15, N16
Night bus lines N51, N52
Night bus line N150
RER Train line A
Attractions close by
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Place Georges Guillaumin
Salle Pleyel Concert Hall
Square Marcel Pagnol
Palais de l’Elysee
Avenue des Champs Elysees
Arc de Triomphe
Le Wagon Bleu restaurant