The Cognacq-Jay museum is located at the heart of Paris in the Marais area, in the 3rd arrondissement.

10am – 6pm – Tuesday to Sunday
Free admission to the permanent collections.
The museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Cognacq Jay Museum
8 rue Elzévir 75003 Paris
Phone : 01 40 27 07 21

Façade du musée


The Cognacq-Jay museum will be closed temporarily from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 17 January 2022 due to renovation work.

We wish you a happy holiday season and look forward to welcome you again as of Tuesday 18 January 2022.


Subway: Saint-Paul (ligne 1), Chemin-Vert (ligne 8), Rambuteau (ligne 11)

Bus: lignes 29 (Turenne-Saint Gilles / Payenne), 69 (Saint-Paul), 76 (Saint-Paul), 96 (Saint-Paul)

Vélib' bikes: station n°4013 Vieille du Temple - Francs Bourgeois, station 3002 Saint Gilles - Turenne

Carte d'accès


The museum is not wheelchair accessible and has no elevator.


Due to the Vigipirate alert system, security checks are enforced in the museum. Bags must be open at the control area. Suitcases and luggage, even smaller than 30 x 40cm, are not allowed in the museum. Liquids and backpacks must be placed in the individual lockers available at the entrance.

To see the rules and regulations applicable to visitors to the Museums of the City of Paris (in French), click here.

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