Musée Cognacq-Jay – Le Musée du XVIIIe siècle

8 Rue Elzevir, Paris, France
   Capacity: 100

Book the Cognacq-Jay Museum, elegant Private Mansion in the heart of the Marais

An exceptional collection of 18th century art in a historic Private Mansion in the Marais

Among the great families who have left their mark on the history of the capital, the Cognacq-Jay family is perhaps the most flamboyant. This family epic is intrinsically linked to the unique history of the Musée Cognacq-Jay.

This couple of collectors from the beginning of the twentieth century was very early on in their commitment to the promotion of fine art. As early as 1925, Ernest Cognacq planned temporary exhibitions of his personal collections at the Samaritaine. Some time later, he acquired a set of 18th century woodwork as frames for the museum he planned to install in the building next door. Although he never saw his project come to fruition, his plan was pursued by Edouard Jonas, an antique dealer and advisor to the owner of the Samaritaine, and the beneficiary of the bequest, the City of Paris.
In the heart of the Marais, this superb Private Mansion brings together the collection of the founder of the Samaritaine department stores. It presents a beautiful collection of paintings and sculptures by the masters of the 18th century, as well as furniture and objets d'art.

The Hôtel Donon, built in 1575 and which has housed the museum since 1990, has been constantly transformed, refurbished and redecorated, and is a testament to the architecture of the rich mansions and refinement of Paris. Some of the museum's rooms, revisited by the famous designer Christian Lacroix, are perfectly suited to the organization of events in an elegant and intimate setting.

A fabulous setting for your most intimate receptions

The Cognacq-Jay Museum offers a most elegant setting for your professional events. The Salon à boiseries is particularly suitable for your business cocktails. The Grand Comble, which resembles the hull of an overturned ship, will host your conferences or even your dinners in the strictest of intimacies.

For your larger receptions, seduce your guests with a reception in the charming garden or in the elegant interior courtyard. It's an opportunity for you to follow in the footsteps of the Samaritan's founders.

Configurations and capacities of the Cognacq-Jay Museum

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
Interior courtyard 210 m2
Large attic 105 m2
Garden 475 m2

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
Large Attic Starting at 4 500 €
Garden Starting at 3 500 €
Court Starting at 2 500 €

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 Cognacq-Jay Museum. You can contact us for a precise estimate according to your needs.

Private visit of the Cognacq-Jay Museum

Private visit (2h maximum): 550€ HT

Access to the Cognacq-Jay Museum

Subway: Saint-Paul, Chemin Vert and Rambuteau
Parking : BHV - 4, rue de lobau

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