If you have ever dreamed of your own private Parisian chateau, you must explore the Musée Nissim de Camondo. Hidden in a quiet, residential area of the 8th arrondissement, you would never know that such an extravagant and luxurious mansion could house some of the most beautiful works from all over the world.
With four floors of gilded gold and marble staircases, explore each level of the home, from the basement kitchen with glistening copper pots and pans, through the butlers and servants’ quarters, all the way to the private bedrooms, bathrooms, and grand library.
Upon entering the museum, it is easy to forget that it is not your own private home. While an extravagant house, it contains a worn-in and loving ambiance, with the soft lighting and sheer lack of visitors. It would not be surprising to find yourself wandering through the halls of this manor without encountering a single person, allowing you to enjoy your private visit.
While the manor in and of itself is a glorious sight to behold, each room contains beautiful works from all over the world, personally selected by the house’s original owners. You can find Chinese vases from the 17th century as well as French tapestries from beyond that.
Enjoy the intimate nature of the villa and explore at your own pace, taking in the architecture, decor, and interior design. When you’re finished, continue your journey just behind the chateau to the Park Monceau, a vibrant and little oasis hidden in the city. Watch the ducks swim in the pond, smell the wafting gardenia scent through the air, and just enjoy your time in Paris.
To discover the beauties of the private mansion :
63, Avenue Monceau
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