The answer to that question is both. What’s not to like about the interior and exterior of the Musee Jacquemart Andre ? And, the exhibition artist, Mary Cassatt, is a star, in my book. Known for her intimate family art, especially of women interacting with children, she was American born, grew up in Pennsylvania, but then lived the majority of her adult life in France. I could add a third component to my enjoyment…lunch on the sheltered outdoor terrace of the museum’s cafe:
On a hot day it was made tolerable with my request for ice cubes granted! I made a lot of requests this summer for ‘glacons’ as it was known to be one of the hottest summers in Paris. Ice was not always readily available when I first starting visiting Paris years ago. And, still not offered unless you speak up. Then it generally shows up in a rather elegant container. I even dilute my wine when it was not chilled enough.
And, my lunch–foie gras served warm and cold, which is one of my favorite choices I can’t seem to get enough of when in France. I loved the special menu offers in honor of Mary Cassatt and her USA/Pennsylvania connection: So, when in Paris, see what’s happening at the Musee Jacquemart Andre. You can view their website in English and also purchase tickets online. If you are staying at a hotel, make a kind request to have the hotel staff/concierge print the tickets out for you or even walk you through the process of purchasing the tickets: https://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/en/home