Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée du XVIIIe siècle de la Ville de Paris Member

8 rue Elzévir - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement


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.

Architectural style

  • Classique


  • Arts graphiques
  • Histoire
  • Joaillerie
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Peinture
  • Porcelaines
  • Salons privés
  • Sculpture


Garden accessible from May to September.


Ville de Paris

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Audioguide
  • Photos allowed


5 €

Educational activities

Se renseigner auprès du musée.

Photos allowed

Photographies autorisées sans flash, ni pied dans les collections permanentes et photographies interdites dans l’exposition temporaire.


  • Cloakroom
  • Bookshop

Business area

Number of meeting rooms:2

Number of private rooms:2

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Temporary exhibitions: extra charge.


Permanent collections free for everyone.

Free for young people and children

Under 14s

Closing times


Opening times

10am - 6pm

Opening of ticket desks

Last entrance: 5.30pm

Voir la carte

Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée du XVIIIe siècle de la Ville de Paris

8 rue Elzévir
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 27 07 21

  • Subway - Saint-Paul
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 29, 69, 76, 96

Accessibility for disabled people

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

Museum in the same district: Le Marais

Museum in the same arrondissement: 3rd arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum