A must-see dive into the heart of the 18th century, through the collections gathered by the founder of the mythical Samaritaine, Ernest Cognacq.
Bringing together 1200 European works, the collection - paintings, sculptures, furniture and objets d'art - highlights the taste for the 18th century that was in vogue at the time of Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay.
Born of their passion for the Age of Enlightenment, the collection was first exhibited at the Samaritaine de Luxe. It was bequeathed to the City of Paris on the death of the collector in 1928, to be displayed in the Cognacq-Jay Museum on Boulevard des Capucines. Since 1990, the museum has been transferred to the Hôtel Donon in the heart of the Marais.
From 31/12/2022 to 30/12/2023 between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Child audioguide languages : English, Spanish, French