The collection was originally housed in rooms and annexes of the
Armenian Cathedral and then resided on the ground floor of the museum d'Ennery, but over the years has
moved sites several times.
Nourhan Fringhian managed to accumulate around 1,000 different items from ceramics to
books and amulets through to the famous Aïvazovski tables and traces around 3,000 years
of Armenian history, also bringing together sacred art, paintings, costumes, metal works
and sculptures to display within this unusual and unique museum.
Located in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris in a
primarily residential district, the Musee Armenien has some very rare pieces within its
collection. And the son of Nourhan, Frederick Fringhian, who is now the president of
the museum and foundation loans out some of these to other museums
in Paris, such as The Louvre museum.
There is a bookshop and guided tours come in with the price of the admission and you can
also arrange for specific guided tours. Photography is allowed inside and the
nearest Metro stop to this museum is the Porte Dauphine.
The Musee Armenien is only open on a Thursday and a Sunday from 2pm through to 6pm.
It is closed all other days of the week and is also closed during the month of August.
Address & Contact Details:
Musée Armenien de France
Nourhan Fringhian Foundation
59 Avenue Foch
Tel 45 56 15 88