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“Life size art”

Musee National Jean-Jacques Henner
Ranked #381 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Formerly a private mansion and studio built in the 19th century, the Museum is dedicated to the work of Jean-Jacques Henner considered at the beginning of the 20th century to be one of the most important painters of his time. Its display follows the chronological itinerary of this artist from his native Alsace to Paris, where he settled, and Italy after receiving the Prix de Rome. The numerous works from the artist's studio reveal the working methods of an "official" painter of the Impressionist period.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Life size art”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Tired of museums congested like subway platforms ? Would like to have the time to get closer, enjoy the silence, be alone in a room the artist's legacy ? See works that do 'speak' to you regardless of your own preferences ? Toss in a grand old house looking like a haunted place that has been freshly refurbished and you have an alternative to behemoth museums closer down to the river ( no names...). Hundred and some works of the same painter, just the quantity one can handle, great dispaly, and more works in the pipe so I understant that in a couple of years we'll have a café inside the off limits winter garden. Now that would be a treat of a scale as grand the café inside musée de la vie romantique. One hour to spare in Paris, want to feel cleaned inside but not use fish feet massage ? Go for Jean Jacques Henner ! Closer than Monet in Giverny and surely less crowded.

Visited March 2013
5 Thank Eman69
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“For those of you who look for hidden gems”
Reviewed 25 August 2012

If like me you are visiting Paris and you would like something that is a little bit less crowded and a little bit more authentic than the main places packed with tourists, this is definitely the place to go. It makes for an excellent visit, the neighborhood is lovely and the museum is really well organised. It's a good place to go with kids too. We stumbled upon this place by chance and we kept thinking "why on earth isn't this place more well known". So there you are, we are sharing our secret. Enjoy Paris, it's such a lovely city!!!

Visited August 2012
8 Thank sulka83
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum in an old private mansion for the happy few”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

I stumbled upon this hotel in one of the nicest parts of Paris, the beautiful and relatively quiet 17th arrondissement, essentially by chance. The building is a remarkable turn of the century mansion, with an original interior combining all sorts of influences, from neo-classical to Arabic. The museum is named after Henner, a French painter who was one of the most famous of his time, around the end of the 19th century / beginning of the 20th. His style is neo-classical and often patriotic - his native region, Alsace, was occupied by Germany at the time -, not necessarily the most original but a great representation of the reigning style of the era. The visit is not long, basically a great way to have a peak at what the French art world was looking like a century ago.

Visited May 2012
8 Thank Ghbetbeze
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