Paris Musée d’Ennery, a secret museum a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Updated on 12 April 2021 at 21h36 · Published on 17 August 2020 at 18h19
Among the small secrets of Paris, the Musée d’Ennery makes Asian art lovers very happy. Nestled close to the world’s most beautiful avenue, this museum hidden in a private mansion takes us to a genuine time travel. Reopening in September.

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.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 5 September 2020

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    Location

    59 Avenue Foch
    75116 Paris 16

    Access
    Métro Victor Hugo (ligne 2)

    Prices
    Free

    Average duration
    1 h

    Official website
    www.guimet.fr

    Booking
    resa@guimet.fr

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