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Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris

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The Carnavalet Museum is dedicated to the history of Paris and its inhabitants and has collections illustrating the evolution of the city from prehistory through to the present day. A vast array of works of art, relics and models are displayed in...more
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16 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
+33 1 44 59 58 58
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

it's a while since we went but not only was did it provide the most compelling summary of the history of Paris -- its politics art and people -- but it was also totally free (then)... one exhibit which is globally important is the Fouquet...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mike2trip
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is the city's history museum, set in a gorgeous Renaissance mansion. Lots of city artifacts here, including some entire rooms or shop interiors. Beautiful displays.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Musee Carnavalet is a museum of the History of Paris, situated in an original French classical building which dates back to the early seventeenth century. You can even find out in the open courtyard wall sculptures of allegorical female figures pouring water out of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This museum is all about the history of Paris, and it's fantastic. It was easily one of my favourites in the city with great information about the Paris Commune and the French Revolution. Unfortunately, it is currently closed until 2019.

Date of experience: May 2017
7  Thank ParisMarx
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I've been here countless times and enjoyed myself each time. Excellent era-by-era explanation of Paris' history with great artifacts. Love the captured interiors of important buildings. And the museum is in a classic 17th Century mansion. Great book store.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 June 2017

May, 2017. Closed for renovation!! How long? I do not know. If this is on your itinerary, best check website for status.....

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank 207traceyk
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place is so much more fun than the Louvre. Plus it's absolutely free. There's even a cloak room where you can leave your bags etc. all day long for free. This museum is a gift from the City of Paris to visitors, and what...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank ShayneNelson
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Museum Carnavalet functions in a mansion from the XVI century, originally the Hotel Carnavalet. At the entrance, an amazing sculpture of King Louis XIV catches your eyes immediately. Situated at the peaceful courtyard, this place is great for a picture! This museum is quite...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Marrakesh2012
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Went by two weeks ago and sign says it is closed until Fall of 2019. Try the Picasso, it is close. this review must be 100 characters long....so here are the characters.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank emily l
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Please note the museum is closed for renovation works until the end of 2019! (walked past today, confirmed on website)

Date of experience: March 2017
9  Thank Joanie M
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Barbara K
31 May 2016|
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Response from Andrea T | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw - it's free, so you don't need a pass to get into it. Your bets bet is either the Paris travel bureau. close to the Hotel du Louvre, or your own hotel.