If you want to discover more museums and cute cafes in Paris that are off the beaten path, check out our Paris Museums Guide! Jacquemart Andre museum is one of a kind museum! A real gem that you must visit during your trip to Paris. Not only the museum is opened every day, but it has a very nice little cafeteria and is really a great shortcut to French historical Art-de-Vivre and splendors if you cannot make it to Versailles during your time in Paris.
Architecture lovers should have it on their architectural gems in Paris bucket list too!
If you want to discover more museums and cute cafes in Paris that are off the beaten path, check out our Paris Museums Guide!
All you need to know about Jacquemart Andre museum
Musée Jacquemart-André on Boulevard Haussmann is one of the most distinguished and impressive private museums in Paris. The mansion that houses the previous owners’ personal collection of Italian sculptures, paintings and artifacts amongst other hidden gems was built in 1869. The owners of this mansion, Édouard André, from a wealthy Protestant family, and Nélie Jacquemart, a Catholic artist from a modest upbringing, married in 1881 and lived together in the private mansion now known as the Musée Jacquemart-André until 1912. Monsieur André funded the construction of his mansion before marrying Nélie Jacquemart, and used his mansion to house the start of his private art collection. Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart never had any children of their own but rather devoted their entire lives to traveling the world in search of additions to their art collection, that you can see today in the museum. After Édouard André died in 1893, his wife Nélie Jacquemart continued traveling and contributing to their collection until her death in 1912 when the mansion and their collection was left to the Institut de France. The mansion opened as a museum to the public in December 1913.