Did you know? In Paris, at 59 Avenue Foch, hides a fascinating cabinet of curiosities and art, a place untouched by time taking us to the world of Asian art. This confidential address is really little-known by Parisians. And yet, once you get it, you can hardly resist its charm. Welcome to the Musée d’Ennery.
Nestled in a private mansion, this is an annex to the Musée Guimet, only open upon booking for a one-hour guided tour on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Discover a 7,000-work collection, mainly coming from Japan and China, collected by Clémence d’Ennery in a place her husband, Alphonse d’Ennery, built her. Listed as Historic Monument, this secret museum is fascinating because of the fantastic universe it conveys through its representations of Asian folklore we find in works of art.
The thousand pieces are gathered here in a setting that takes us to the heart of the 19th century. Wooden window displays protect porcelains, shiny boxes and other treasures from the Far East. Surrounded by marbled columns, splendid moldings, a sculpted wooden mantelpiece and other elements untouched by time, we are charmed by this astonishing cabinet of art.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 5 September 2020
59 Avenue Foch
75116 Paris 16
Métro Victor Hugo (ligne 2)