Wednesday, January 14, 2009
A beautiful museum: Nissim de Camondo
The Nissim de Camondo museum takes you into one of the most sumptuous private homes from the early twentieth century in Paris.
Moïse de Camondo, a reputed Parisian banker during the Belle Epoque, was a passionate collector of French furniture and art objects from the eighteenth century, and he amassed a collection of unusual quality. In 1911, he hired architect René Sergent to build a private mansion next to Parc Monceau that would be worthy of this collection and suitable for his family. Behind the handsome décor of wood-paneled apartments were hidden the accoutrements of modern life, including kitchens, offices and bathrooms. The home, which is fully preserved in its original condition, offers an opportunity to discover the taste of a great collector and to get a glimpse of the everyday life of an aristocratic home.
63 rue de Monceau (métro Monceau, line 2 and Villiers, line 2 and 3)
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/nissim-de-camondo/ (The best photos are found on the French pages)
Libellés : Culture