Artist Nelie Jacquemart gave up her brushes after her marriage to Edouard Andre. Her passion for art however, continued to ... More
Artist Nelie Jacquemart gave up her brushes after her marriage to Edouard Andre. Her passion for art however, continued to blossom, fired by her equally enthusiastic husband who commissioned the building of this elegant house in 1869. During their travels across Europe, they collected artifacts, paintings and contemporary treasures. Upon her death, Jacquemart entrusted the entire collection to the Institut de France, who opened a museum at the former residence. Most of the works exhibited date back to the Italian Renaissance but there are also examples of the Flemish and French schools from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Frescoes, delicate pieces of furniture and tapestries are worth the visit. Works by famous artists, such as Rembrandt, Donatello and Fragonard, are also on display.
It is located near the famous Sorbonne University and is one of the best examples of 15th century architecture. The
museum showcases armor, chests, ivories, mirrors, and hangings which were gathered by Alexandre du Sommerard to portray the Medieval ...
Situated almost at the foot of the Tour Eiffel , the Palais de Chaillot was built on the hill of
Chaillot by the architects Azema, Louis Auguste Boileau and Jacques Carlu for the Great Exhibition of 1937. This Neo ...
The Palais' construction was commissioned in 1615 by princess regent Marie de Medicis, who bought the Duke of Luxembourg's private
mansion and entrusted architect Salomon de Brosse with its transformation into a royal palace. The inspiration for its Renaissance ...