The Musée Cognac-Jay, housed in Hotel Donon, a late 16th century townhouse, houses the private collection of Ernest Cognac-Jay, the founder of the La Samaritaine department store. Like many rich art collectors in the 19th century, he particularly admired 18th century art for its elegance and sophistication.
8 Rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Saint-Paul (Line No. 1)
+33 1 40 27 07 21
Musee Cognacq-Jay and Nearby Attractions on Map
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu(2 km)
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Atelier Brancusi(0.7 km)
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Luxembourg Gardens(2.2 km)
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont(2.6 km)
St. Etienne du Mont(1.6 km)
Eglise Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet(1.3 km)
A controversial church serving as de facto headquarters of the arch-traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X, who occupied the church in 1977 and have ignored subsequent eviction orders.
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont(1.5 km)
Palais du Luxembourg(2 km)
A richly decorated palace built for Marie de Medici in the early 17th century, currently the French Senate.
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