Nissim de Camondo

An elegant 20th-century mansion built as a replica of an 18th-century aristocratic townhouse: this is the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris

The Musée Nissim de Camondo is a house-museum dedicated to the French decorative arts of the second half of the 1700s. The museum is in fact a faithful reconstruction of an 18th-century aristocratic mansion. In it, you’ll find a collection of the finest furniture, paintings, tapestries, porcelain, carpets, and goldsmithery of the period.

Entry to the Musée Nissim de Camondo is included in the Paris Museum Pass. The Pass lets you skip entrance queues and get into the city’s most important museums for free, so we strongly recommend it. If you don’t have one already, you can [buy your Paris Museum Pass here]( .

Nissim de Camondo mansion in Paris
Author: Ian McKellar. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Even though the Nissim de Camondo appears to be an authentic 18th-century townhouse, the residence was actually built at the beginning of the 20th century by the banker Count Moïse de Camondo. If you pay attention to the details, you’ll notice the house does indeed have all the modern comforts of a 20th-century building.

The reason for the decor is that Camondo was a passionate collector of 18th-century French furniture and art objects, so he had the house designed to welcome his impressive belongings. Today, the house is maintained in its original condition, and you can visit the three floors housing the private apartments, the formal rooms, and the kitchens, as well as the gardens.

On his death, Camondo donated the house, known as Hôtel Camondo, and everything within it to Les Arts Décoratifs (a museum organisation dedicated to the decorative arts). The Museum was thus named after the Count’s son, Nissim de Camondo, killed in World War I.


Rue de Monceau 63, 8th arrondissement.

Tickets and price

Adult Joint ticket* Under 18 or EEA residents under 26
€12.00 €20.00 free

All tickets include an audio guide.*The Joint ticket includes entries to the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Nissim de Camondo Museum.

Both the Musée Nissim de Camondo and the Museum of Decorative Arts are included in the Paris Museum Pass, which you can [get here]( . The Pass gives you free access to all the most important sights in the city, and you don’t have to queue at the entrance, so we highly recommend getting it.


Mon-Tue, 1.01, 1.05, 25.12
Day Opening time Last admission Closure
Wed-Sun 10:00 am 4:45 pm 5:30 pm
Mon-Tue, 1.01, 1.05, 25.12 Closed

Our recommendations

Saturdays and Sundays between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm are usually the busiest times. If you want to avoid big crowds, we suggest visiting in the morning on a weekday.


Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 2, 3 20, 30, 84, 93 E
Stops Monceau, Villiers - Auber

Nearby sights

Chapelle Expiatoire - 1.2 km (over 0.7 miles) southeast, 15-minute walk.

Champs-Élysées - 1.2 km (over 0.7 miles) southwest, 15-minute walk.

La Madeleine - 1.5 km (over 0.9 miles) southeast, 19-minute walk.

Arc de Triomphe - 1.5 km (over 0.9 miles) southwest, 10-minute walk.

Petit Palais - 1.7 km (1 mile) south, 21-minute walk.

Palais Garnier - 1.8 km (1.1 miles) southeast, 23-minute walk.

Author: 1 Author: Ian McKellar. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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