An 18th-century residence open to visitors as a museum, the Musee Nissim de Camondo has some interesting period furniture and ... More
Musee Nissim de Camondo
An 18th-century residence open to visitors as a museum, the Musee Nissim de Camondo has some interesting period furniture and fine art. Visitors will find enchanting collections of paintings, sculpture, silverware, china ware and carpets. It belonged to the Comte Moïse de Camondo who bequeathed the house to Les Arts Decoratifs (then known only as Arts Decoratifs), a private organization that promotes art and culture.
Nearly 2.5 million visitors each year come to see the largest collection in the world of impressionist artwork, found in
the splendid Musée d'Orsay. The building itself, called the Gare d'Orsay, was built for the World's Fair of 1900. ...
Since 1803, Musee des Beaux Arts has housed premier collections and exhibition. Today it boasts more than 700 paintings, 300
sculptures and thousands of objets d'art, including antiquities, coins and medals. The ground floor houses the refectory and chapel ...
In 1851, Emperor Napoleon III commissioned the construction of a Jeu de Paume court (ancestor of tennis) in the Jardin
des Tuileries. With the arrival of outdoor tennis in 1947, the building was converted into a museum dedicated to ...