Asian Art Museum in Paris: Museum Cernuschi

Cernuschi guardJust when I think I’ve got Paris mastered, I’m foiled. This time it was by a museum. I know that most Paris museums are closed on Monday. After a trip across town on Tuesday, I was surprised to learn that our destination, the Musée Nissim de Camondo at 63 Rue de Monceau in the 8th, is closed Monday and Tuesday. To make the best of our trek, we discovered that little more than a block away at 7 Avenue Velasquez is the Musée Cernuschi (Museum Cernuschi) and that, as a City of Paris museum, it is open on Tuesday. We were delighted to tour this mansion, commissioned by Henri Cernuschi to hold his extensive collection of Asian art.

The two level museum has 8 galleries ranging from the Neolithic period to the Liao and Song Dynasties. Rather than tell you about the breathtaking art, I will let the photographs speak for themselves. After touring the museum, take a stroll through the adjacent Park Monceau before stopping for lunch at one of the many cafés that line the adjacent Paris streets. Enjoy…

by Contributor Margo Waite

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