Musee Nissim de Camondo
Take a step back into history when you visit the luxurious, 19th century home of Moise de Camondo next to Parc Monceau. The Musee Nissim de Camondo is a wonderful museum that showcases an aristocratic home of an upper class family. Built in 1911, Moise bequeathed his mansion and collections of art and furniture to the state under the provision that it would be named after his son Nissim, who was killed in action in World War I.
Today the house is maintained as if it was still a private home and is preserved to its original condition. There are three floors open to the public, the lower floor where you will find the kitchens, the ground floor where you will find the formal rooms and halls and the first floor where you will see the private rooms. It is a fascinating insight into the art and interior decoration of a past generation as the owner of the house, Moise, was a wealthy Parisian banker that afforded expensive art pieces and decorative furniture. The house is beautiful and the story of the family is tragic and sad. It is definitely worth a visit to experience the privileged class in this beautiful area of Paris.
Other great Paris attractions nearby include the Moulin Rouge
, the venue of the World Circus Festival of Tomorrow
and the Arc de Triomphe
. With all this and more in the area, book a hotel in the middle of the action such as Hilton Arc De Triomphe Paris Hotel
, Adagio Paris Haussmann
and Quality Hotel Opera - St Lazare