Fragonard at Musée Jacquemart-André


A visit to Musée Jacquemart-André is always a treat.


A treat because it’s such a beautiful museum, located Boulevard Haussmann. It hosts incredible collections all gathered by patrons of the arts, Edouard André and his wife, Nélie Jacquemart, and a treat, because the museum restaurant offers scrumptious plates and tasty pastries in an incredible setting!

Musée Jacquemart-André restaurant

At the moment, it hosts paintings and drawings by Fragonard. I enjoyed the exhibition, although I must admit drawings and etchings are more difficult for me to appreciate than paintings.

Musée Jacquemart-André

Of course, no photographs are allowed in the rooms dedicated to Fragonard, but I took some photos on the way to the exhibition like this gorgeous Tiepolo fresco.

I had a salade au foie gras, decorated with grapes, raspberries, which did not only taste great but also looked wonderfully autumnal.

Autumn colours

When we got out, as it was a lovely day, I walked back home, along avenue Montaigne, spotting old fashion designer plates on the pavement, like Jeanne Paquin’s


and walking past the Eiffel Tower to finally get home.

Eiffel Tower

Quite a long enjoyable walk.

13 thoughts on “Fragonard at Musée Jacquemart-André

  1. “Walking past the Eiffel Tower to finally get home.”

    Ah, what a life. 🙂

    And I agree, that Paquin plate is terrific. How many are there ? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before.

  2. @ Walt, I only took a photo of two last Monday, but I know there are more that I should go and photograph. Every time I’ve seen them, was at night and I don’t about taking photos with my flash. I’ll have to go for more 😉
    @ Toli, I certainly recommend it. They serve lunch from 12 to 3 p.m. and tea with those delicious pastries that I forgot to take a photo of! I had fig pie.

  3. I am visiting Leo and Chan in Evreux next week but one – I think my blokes and I shall do your lovely walk, and maybe the Museum too. Fingers crossed for good weather! Great blog! Best wishes, Lois N

  4. What a magnificent place! Your photos are wonderful….
    As a side comment, I’m wondering if you’ve seen the movie “Avenue Montaigne”? This past weekend I found it at our local branch library and I confess to the “guilty pleasure” of watching it twice. It was delightful. When you write of walking in that area, I can “see” it in my mind’s eye, thanks to the movie. As others have commented, I so enjoy the fruit of your flaneuring about Paris. Thank you.

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