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Hosting an event at the Musée Cognacq-Jay

Right in the heart of the Marais, the Musée Cognacq-Jay brings together the collection of the founder of the Samaritaine department stores. A beautiful collection of paintings and sculptures by 18th century masters, as well as 
furniture and art objects, are displayed here. Hotel Donon, built in 1575 and home to the museum since 1990, has been constantly transformed, reorganised, and redecorated, and is evidence of the architecture of wealthy homes and 
Parisian refinement. The museum’s rooms were recently revised by famous designer Christian Lacroix, and perfectly lend themselves to events organised in an elegant and intimate setting

You can organize conferences, breaskasts, lunches, cocktails or diners with, if you wish, a visit of permanent collection ou temporary exhibition.

The different spaces:
Large loft : 35 sitting / 60 standing
Room on the first floor: 25 sitting / 50 standing
Garden : 40 sitting / 100 standing
Courtyard : 45 sitting / 100 standing


Access, opening times, facilities

Cognacq-Jay Museum
8, rue Elzevir
75 003 Paris

Phone : +00 33 (0)1 40 27 07 21
Tube : Saint-Paul, Chemin-Vert, Rambuteau
Bus : 29, 69, 76, 96

Open tuesday to sunday, 10am to 6pm (ticket desks close at 5.30pm). The museum is closed on mondays and some bank holidays

The first floor of the museum is currently closed to visitors due to the disassembly of the exhibition Sérénissime! From Tiepolo To Guardi. Reopening on july 26 with our permanent collections! The museums of the City of Paris strengthen their security. We thank you for being willing to open your luggage to the entrance and to show their contents.

The museum is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.


For any information, please do not hesistate to call the museum : + 33 1 40 27 07 21

Or to contact us by email here 


Devenez mécènes de Marie-Antoinette
Le buste en marbre de la reine Marie-Antoinette a fait son retour dans les espaces d'exposition du musée Cognacq-Jay.