On nearly 3,229 sq.ft. and three levels, you will find a unique collection in France
of furniture and ‘Art Nouveau’ objects collected by Pierre Cardin for over sixty years.
An exceptional collection presented in an intimate place recreating the atmosphere of an apartment of a courtesan of the Belle Époque, 12 furnished rooms of the best creations of the 1900s .
More than 550 pieces imported from around the world by the most prestigious designers such as Majorelle, Tiffany, Gallé, Massier and Toulouse-Lautrec.
The bedroom is the most sacred of our courtesans of rue Royale. One can find Majorelle’s bed covered with irises and water lilies, translucent Tiffany lamps and evanescent biscuits by Karlsbad. It is here that the courtesans put the final touches of beauty on themselves such as hair accessories, dresses, hats, and jewels.
Passionate by Art Nouveau, the courtesans are offered the most beautiful furniture from admirers throughout Europe.
On display is a sofa inspired by Gaudi, shiny earthenware from the Riviera, and a side table in precious marquetry by Marjorelle. Everything is made to seduce.
Appearing in Europe in 1880, Art Nouveau draws inspiration from the vegetal and floral world and the imagination of women.
This dream world invades obsessively the glazed pottery, earthenware, glass and furniture in a fabulous mix of curves and true fireworks of color.
Pierre-André Hélène Biography, historian
Pierre-André Hélène is passionate art historian and writer for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He loves Paris and the capital’s secrets.
In the early 2000s, he became the curator of the ‘Collection 1900 Maxim’s de Paris’. More than 550 outstanding objects of the Art Nouveau collection presented in the apartment of a courtesan of the Belle Epoque.
The Collection 1900′ Maxim’s de Paris is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The museum is closed outside the guided tours hours.
English guided tour : 2:00pm
French guided tour : 3:15pm
Guided visit (1h):
Showings of the permanent Art Nouveau furniture and objects collections.
Admission including guided visit : €25
Reduced fee: €10
- unemployed individuals and visitors receiving benefits (proof of entitlement must be dated within the last six months)
- Disabled visitors and their guest or helper
Free admission :
- visitors under the age of 18 (valid ID or proof of entitlement required)
Collection 1900’ Maxim’s de Paris
3, Rue Royale
Subway lines :1, 8, 12 – Concorde Station
Subway lines : 14, 8, 12 – Madeleine Station
Bus lines : 24, 42, 84, 94 Concorde stop
Bus lines : 52, 73, 72, Balabus – Concorde / Place de la Concorde stops
Parking Concorde : Place de la Concorde
Parking Madeleine : Place de la Madeleine