Plaine Monceau

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Step Back in Time to the Art and Culture of Belle Époque Paris

In the late 1800s, the “Plaine Monceau” — an area once best-known for its vegetable gardens and orchards — became the chicest new neighborhood in the city, where celebrities like Sarah Bernhardt and Édouard Manet built mansions called “hôtels particuliers,” and where one could judge the wealth and star power of the residents by the number and ornamentation of the carriages parked outside. Almost all those grand mansions have been broken up into apartments, but one remains, and it is the home of the Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner, the destination for this Secret Journey into a world of art and elegance. Accompanied by a museum docent, we will enter the rarified world of Belle Époque Paris, exploring the mansion’s glass-roofed winter garden, where recitals and salons were held; a large master bedroom with overhead oriental moucharabies; and a custom-built artist’s studio, washed in soft northern light. Henner was a celebrity artist during the late 1800s in Paris, a winner of the Medici Prize and the painter of works that became famous in widely distributed prints. His nudes, portraits and landscapes cover the walls, presenting an opportunity to both explore his “unclassifiable” oeuvre, this rare architectural gem and understand how the high society of Paris lived, worked and played.

  • Private experience limited to 12 guests
  • Each visit is different, creating a privileged opportunity to meet the artist-in-residence or to see private parts of the collection and mansion unavailable to regular visitors
  • Led by a museum docent well-versed in the history of the artist and neighborhood
  • Understand how the high society lived and interacted during one of the most fascinating periods of Paris' history, the Belle Époque
  • Meet with the Museum’s curator for an opportunity to see personal objects of Jean-Jacques Henner
  • Ends with a glass of champagne in one of the mansion’s elegant rooms
  • Total experience lasts 2.5 hours

Meeting point is 47 avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris