Musée Cernuschi – Musée des Arts de l’Asie de la Ville de Paris

7 Avenue Velasquez, Paris, France
   Capacity: 250

Book the Cernuschi Museum for an escape to Asia in the heart of Paris

An exceptional collection of Asian art, located in a Private Mansion on the edge of the Parc Monceau

Located on the edge of the Parc Monceau, the museum is housed in the former Private Mansion of Henri Cernuschi, who donated his home and his Asian art collections to the City of Paris. It houses a unique collection of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean art.

The story is first of all that of a fascinating man: Henri Cernuschi. An Italian patriot and hero of the revolution that liberated Milan from the Austrian occupation in 1848, he went into exile in Paris after the fall of the short-lived Roman Republic. It was in France that he built his reputation as an economist and his fortune.

A true cosmopolitan and traumatized by the events of the Commune, Henri Cernuschi decided to travel around the world in 1871. During his peregrinations, he fell in love with Asia and acquired, in China and Japan, more than five thousand works of art that would form the core of his collection. This exceptional collection was exhibited at the Orientalist Exhibition at the Palais de l'Industrie in Paris (August 1873-January 1874) upon his return from his trip.

At the same time, he bought from the Péreire brothers the last undeveloped plot of land on Avenida Velasquez, and entrusted the architect William Bouwens van der Boijen with the construction of a Private Mansion where he would reside, surrounded by works of art brought back from his Asian journey.

A sublime neo-classical building for a refined event

The Cernuschi Museum is housed in a superb neoclassical residence. Designed by the Dutch architect William Bouwens van der Boijen, it is reminiscent of the delicacy of Italian villas of that period. On the facade, exquisite mosaic medallions representing Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci, welcome the dazzled visitor.

The beautiful volumes and refinement of the private mansions of the Plaine Monceau make this place the ideal setting for prestigious events, particularly in the Great Buddha room. After nine months of work, the Cernuschi Museum unveiled to the public, in March 2020, a new and completely redesigned permanent collection.

Venue capacity

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
Great Buddha Hall 484 m2
Hall of Honor*

Discover the Cernuschi museum in virtual visit.

*This space can be combined with the Buddha room to offer a welcome drink to your guests.

Information and prices

The spaces are available outside of public opening hours: Monday during the day and evening, and Tuesday through Sunday, mornings before 10am and evenings after 6pm

Spaces available to hire Rates before tax
Auditorium Starting at 3 350€ HT
Museum rooms
Cocktails up to 100 pax/dinner up to 50 pax
Starting at 4 450 € HT

These rates are applicable as of January 1, 2023. They are given as an indication and do not include additional costs (surveillance, guide-lecturers, cleaning, security, technical permanence), each event being subject to a precise estimate.

Shooting and filming are also allowed within the Cernuschi Museum. You can contact us for a precise estimate according to your needs.

Private visit of the Cernuschi Museum

Private visit (2h maximum): Starting at 1650€ HT


Subway: Villiers and Monceau
Parking : 14, avenue de Villiers

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