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.
Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
"Reservation fee + entrance fee per person. A fixed price is charged for an activity with a Paris Musées cultural facilitator.
External guide accepted
Dedicated rates for CSE, associations and communities and for tourism professionals.
Free entry. Free admission to the collections / Entrance fee to the exhibition.
Child audioguide languages : English, Spanish, French