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Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musée Cognacq Jay, Paris © OTCP - Didier Messina

In the heart of the Marais area, between a courtyard and a garden, a fine private mansion presents an exceptional 18th...

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8 rue Elzévir

75003 Paris

District : Le Marais

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In the heart of the Marais area, between a courtyard and a garden, a fine private mansion presents an exceptional 18th century art collection: paintings by Boucher, Chardin and Fragonard, drawings by Watteau, sculptures and furniture, precious items (jewellery, snuff boxes, Dresden china, etc.). Atmosphere of a Parisian house of the 18th century.
Collections bequeathed to the City of Paris by Ernest Cognacq and his wife, Louise Jay, founders of the Samaritaine department store.
Musée Cognacq Jay, Paris © OTCP - Didier Messina

Musée Cognacq Jay

© OTCP - Didier Messina

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Architectural style



Graphic arts, History, Jewellery, Furniture, Objets d'art, Painting, Porcelain, Private reception rooms, Sculpture,


Garden accessible from May to September.



Services and facilities of the establishment

Educational activities, Audioguide, Photos allowed



Educational activities

Call the Museum for more information.

Photos allowed

No flash photography or tripods in permanent collections. No photography allowed in temporary exhibitions.


Cloakroom, Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms


Number of private rooms


Room rental


Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Temporary exhibitions: extra charge.


Permanent collections free for everyone.

Free for young people and children

Under 14s

Opening times
Closing times


Opening times

10am - 6pm

Opening of ticket desks

Last entrance: 5.30pm

Musée Cognacq-Jay

8 rue Elzévir, 75003 Paris

Tea, Coffee and Chocolate. The boom of exotic drinks in 18th century Paris, exhibition


from Tuesday 26 May 2015 to Sunday 27 September 2015

New flavours.Praised for their medical and therapeutic virtues, the "exotic" beverages,...

Carte blanche to Christian Lacroix, exhibition


from Wednesday 19 November 2014 to Sunday 19 April 2015

Haute couture in the spotlight.The Cognac-Jay Museum has given carte blanche to Christian Lacroix for this...

Le Masque du Bal, atelier enfant


from Wednesday 22 April 2015 to Wednesday 22 April 2015

Bas les masques !Après avoir découvert les œuvres du musée Cognac-Jay et de l'exposition en cours...

Address details
Musée Cognacq-Jay

8 rue Elzévir
75003 Paris
GPS : 48.858216 / 2.361419999999953

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 27 07 21 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 27 89 44

Website : www.paris.fr/loisirs/musees-expos/musee-cognacq-jay/p6466


District : Le Marais

  • Subway Saint-Paul
  • Bus 29, 69, 76, 96
  • RER Châtelet - Les Halles
More information on accessibility

Visitors with hearing impairments: visits in French Sign Language
Visitors with sight impairments: Introduction to 18th century furniture making

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