Cognac-Jay Museum Cognac-Jay Museum

Cognac-Jay Museum


Cognac-Jay Museum- Luxe de Poche exhibition

Cognac-Jay Museum - Luxe de Poche exhibition

Immerse yourself in the elegance of the 18th century with the Luxe de Poche exhibition.
Discover a unique collection of boxes, snuffboxes and other luxury objects that shaped the social rituals of the elite.
Admire the work of legendary goldsmiths and let yourself be transported by the beauty and ingenuity of these art treasures!
Visitors will have the opportunity to admire a collection of 260 pieces, testifying to the virtuosity of the finest silversmiths of the time.
Exhibition from 28 March to 29 September 2024.


What to expect

Immerse yourself in the history of luxury with a unique experience at the Musée Cognacq-Jay, located in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. Founded by Ernest Cognacq, the founder of La Samaritaine, and his wife Marie-Louise Jay, this museum offers a fascinating exploration of 18th-century art and craft.

The Musée Cognacq-Jay houses an exceptional collection of 18th-century objets d'art, offering a captivating insight into everyday life at the time. From paintings by masters such as François Boucher and Jean-Siméon Chardin to sumptuous furniture and precious objects, each piece tells a rich story of the art and culture of the period.

Temporary exhibition "Luxe de Poche " (Pocket Luxury)
The current temporary exhibition, entitled "Luxe de Poche", transports you into the world of 18th-century fashion accessories. Explore the intimacy of aristocratic society through an exquisite selection of watches, tobacco boxes, fans and other wearable luxury items. These elegant and sophisticated pieces bear witness to the distinctive refinement and taste of the period, offering a fascinating insight into the codes of fashion and social status in the 18th century.

By visiting the Musée Cognacq-Jay and its temporary exhibition "Luxe de Poche", you will plunge into a world where elegance and savoir-faire reigned supreme. Whether you are passionate about history, art or fashion, this unique experience offers you the opportunity to discover luxury from a new angle, while exploring the cultural and artistic heritage of the 18th century.

Good to know

The Musée Cognacq-Jay and its temporary exhibition "Luxe de Poche" await you for an unforgettable immersion in the world of 18th-century luxury and elegance. Book your tickets now and let yourself be transported through time in this cultural jewel in the heart of Paris.

For more information on opening times, prices and bookings, please visit the official website of the Musée Cognacq-Jay.


8 Rue Elzevir
75003 Paris
Public transportation
8Chemin Vert