Among the secret museums in Paris, the Musée Clemenceau is a real gem on several aspects. First, for history and politics buffs, this place nestled in Paris 16th arrondissement returns on Georges Clemenceau’s life who was the former French Prime Minister nicknamed the Tiger who marked the debuts of the 3rd Republic. Temporary exhibitions are regularly displayed providing a new light on the politician’s career and heritage.
On the other hand, this is a place making us travel back in time. And for good reason, the Musée Clemenceau is found in the tiger’s former apartment, a place he lived in from 1896 to his death in 1929, namely for over 30 years. The place looks exactly the same as it did almost one century ago, as if it was frozen in time. In turns, we discover the bedroom, the dinning room, the office, the bathroom, as if the owner of the place never left the flat.
It even features a secret garden, a lovely green setting. The flowered place makes us feel like we are stepping in a painting by Claude Monet who – by the way – was a friend of Clemenceau’s and he even visited the garden.
Here is a secret and historic place to discover in Paris!
8 Rue Benjamin Franklin
75116 Paris 16
Métro Passy (ligne 6) ou Trocadero (ligne 6 et 9)
- de 18 ans: Free
19 à 25 ans: €3
+ de 26 ans: €6