Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Musée Nissim de Camondo #3

The Hôtel Camondo, located near the Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement, was built in 1911 for the banker Moise de Camondo (his family owned one of the largest banks in the Ottoman empire, established in France in 1869) to set off his collection of eighteenth-century French furniture and art objects. After the death of his only son Nissim in World War I, the banker decided to bedqueath his property to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The Museum at the hôtel Camondo opened in 1836, one year after Moise de Camondo´s death. His daughter, her husband and her children died during World War II in the Nazi camps - the Camondo family died out.


  1. I have not been here but put it on my list after seeing photos (of the curved staircase) and reading the sad story of the end of this family.

    Nice photo and post


  2. What a fantastic house. We were there last week and unlike other large chateaux) really enjoyed seeing not only the living rooms, libraries, etc. but also bedrooms and kitchen/servants' working quarters. The family's story is really sad - at least their memory lives on.