Musée Cognacq-Jay - Le goût du XVIIIe Member

8 rue Elzévir - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement

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 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

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Bookshop
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Visitor tools


Educational activities

Call the Museum for more information.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collection : free
Temporary exhibitions:
Full price : €8
Reduced price : €6

The Carte Paris Musées (Paris Museum Card) gives you access to all temporary exhibitions in museums belonging to the Mairie de Paris, with unlimited access and no queues. The card is valid for a year. Prices: €40 (individual card); €60 (card for 2 people); €20 (less than 26 years old). More information is available at


Permanent collections free for everyone.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Mondays and public holdays

Opening times

10am - 6pm

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Musée Cognacq-Jay - Le goût du XVIIIe

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 information

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

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