Apr 13, 2008

Paris—Musée Jacquemart-André

This was the home of two art collectors, Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, who spent six months out of the year traveling the world to collect art work. They had more money to spend on art than the Louvre Museum did, and their collection gathers masterpieces from Venetian painters (Bellini, Mantegna) to Florentine artists (Botticelli, Uccello) to works by Flemish and Dutch masters (Van Dyck, Rembrandt) and 18th century French painters (David, Fragonard). Their hotel particulier, built in the 19th century, has a hydraulic system that allowed some door panels to be lowered into the basement so as to widen the openings between rooms while hosting some of the most luxurious talked about parties in Paris.

when the Louvre feels too crowded or is closed you can always go check out this museum.

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