Museum of Cognacq-Jay Private Guided Tour

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The Museum of Cognacq-Jay in the Marais is a must-visit attraction for art and culture enthusiasts in Paris.

Located near the Place des Vosges in a magnificent 16th-century mansion, the museum houses a collection of over 1200 French artworks collected by the founder of La Samaritaine department store, Theodore-Ernest Cognacq, and his wife, Marie-Louise Jay. The collection includes works by famous artists such as Chardin, Boucher, Watteau, and Canaletto, sculptures by Lemoyne, antique furniture, tableware, and more. Visitors can explore all four mansion floors and marvel at the Rococo-style interiors while admiring the exquisite art and artifacts from 18th-century France.

Duration: 2 hours

What awaits you: 

  • Feel yourself at home in a 16-th century mansion;
  • Explore the Cognacq-Jay collection features masterpieces from the 18th century;
  • Discover the story of the success of Theodore-Ernest Cognacq, the founder of the Samaritaine department store;
  • Step back in time and experience the art and culture of 18th-century France.


  • Private guided tour to the Museum of Cognacq-Jay and tickets.

If you wish, we can organize a private transfer in a luxury car from your hotel to the Museum of Cognacq-Jay in the Marais.

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