One of the smaller, lesser known museums in Paris, the Jacquemarquet Andre museum was built as a private home by a wealthy 19th century French banker Edouard Andre and his wife Nelie Jacquemart. Avid art collectors, the home and its contents were bequeathed to the city after Nelie’s death. While there is a lot of nice art here, the real attraction is the house itself.
The amazing thing about that staircase is that it’s one of twin staircases that lead to the second floor. They twist turn at almost impossible angles. The garden room, where they start, is light and airy despite the heavy material.
Slightly off the beaten path but well worth seeking out, the Jacquemart-Andre Museum is yet another Paris jewel.