Thursday, May 24, 2012

Café Jacquemart-André



This stunning tea room is situated in the Musée Jacquemart-André, a private mansion completed in 1875 to house the fine works of art collected by Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart.  After his death she bequeathed the mansion and its collections to the Institut de France as a museum.

The room seen here was the mansion's dining room.  It was a delightful déjeuner, a royal treat, with Peter (Peter's Paris), Mary G, and her friend Pat from the US.



158, boulevard Haussmann
75008, Paris

27 comments:

Randy said...

Beautiful place. I like the painting too.

Pamela said...

WOW!! I would love to experience
this gorgeous place!!

Sylvia K said...

A gorgeous place indeed and such a beautiful capture! Love the painting and what an elegant place to have to have a meal with friends! I'm just a tad envious!! I know all of you must have had a great visit/meal! I always enjoy winding down my day with a visit to Paris through your lovely blog, Genie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Vreni said...

I love this salon de thé and its atmosphere!

Malyss said...

Very cosy and comfortable!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
A royal treat indeed to dine in such regal surroundings. We should have loved it and we are certain that your friends did too.

It looks like the kind of place that is a well kept Parisian secret, so we are grateful to have the insider information!!!

Joe said...

Very opulent indeed. Not every house could handle a painting that size.

Merisi said...

Such a grand space, beautifully captured, I love how the lamps frame the image. xxx

Louise said...

What a beautiful room! I hadn't heard of this museum, it sounds lovely. I will bookmark it and remember it for the next trip.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is just gorgeous, must remember this one when I come to Paris. Diane

Kris said...

Beautiful place, simply stunning! Gorgeous painting, chandelier, and ceiling.

Bibi said...

Oh, classy, classy! I'm going to make this a must on my next trip.

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice and fancy! Quite a few of those places in the Marais.

Riet said...

What a beautiful place and your photo is perfect.

Starman said...

Very reminiscent of the snack bar at the Musée D'Orsay.

Alexa said...

Would love to be having lunch there right now (instead of here at my desk at work)! I'm glad Mme. Jacquemart decided to share her beautiful home and collection.

Harriet said...

I think that this museum and the nearby Nissim de Camondo are both often overlooked. Both are great gems and this dining room -- so elegant!

AL said...

I bet they don't serve tea in mugs here!It looks very grand and very expensive! You have captured a lovely ambiance in this picture...I can imagine a small quartet in the corner playing period music.

Karen Xavier said...

Very elegant, would be nice to hang out with a few close friends here... great ambiance.

Jack said...

This is a very special place. Not for every day, but for now and then.

So, you are having dinner tonight with a Hartford friend? I didn't work in the health care field, so probably I don't know her. Hope you had fun.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The lunch was reasonably priced and delicious. We were so well behaved and Peter treated us to Champagne... We were well-behaved even "after" the Champagne.

The dessert cart was divine!

Bises,
Genie

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Genie, I did not know about this beautiful museum. Thank you so much for the post. I want to visit on my next trip to Paris!

Jane
Flora Doora

Pet said...

How can one bear to live anywhere else? :-)
Another must for my Paris list. thanks

Palomasea said...

Oh my!
Everything would taste better eaten there!
Bises,
- Irina

Janey and Co. said...

On a trip with four girlfriend's I had tea here. It's a wonderful house! Great picture...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la la! Genie, tres elegant dining room, would be such a pleasure to lunch here.

James said...

My wife and I ate lunch there a few years ago. I couldn't resist the desserts. :) Great time! I'd love to see the museum again.