3-Hour Museum and Garden Tour – 350€, 1-6 people (admission tickets pre-purchased and NOT included in the tour fee. Please be prepared to pass through security screening which is required for all visitors and may prolong waiting times)
This museum tour steps back into the Belle Epoque, when aspiring young artist Nelié Jacquemart met fabulously wealthy banker Edouard André. The pair embarked on a life-long passion for collecting art that they displayed in their home. On view are paintings by 18th-century French painters, including Jacques-Louis David, and Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, and Italian masters Botticelli and Perugino, all displayed in a sumptuous setting of winter gardens, a smoking room, and private apartments.
We visit their home, and learn about their lavish lifestyle and their magnificent collections. There is an option to have lunch or coffee in the former dining room under a fresco ceiling painted by Tieoplo, the 18th-century Venetian painter.
If you want to learn more about Nélie Jacquemart, a female artist, collector, and worldwide traveler, we can arrange an excursion to the Abbaye de Chaalis, a ruined monastery that Jacquemart purchased in 1902 to house her Italian paintings.