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We went to view the period rooms of the magnificent Hotel Soubise. They are worth seeing, though only a few have survived/been restored. The Hotel is part of a large complex comprising the National Archives. Much is undergoing renovation but the Hotel Soubise contains some...More
This attraction is awesome both in its setting (one of the finest old buildings in Paris in the heart of the Marais district) and in its scope (the illumination of French history through the display of important original documents). Yet it remains underwhelming in the...More
Wandering through the Marais we came upon a terrific exhibition at the National Archives tracing the development of the architecture profession from before the Renaissance to the 19th Century, replete with drawings, models, and historical documents. Highly recommended.
If archives and old documents are your thing, you will love this museum. Paper that is many, many hundred of years old documenting some of Europe’s most important events along with maps and other ephemera.
When walking through the entrance gates you are met with a manicured garden that showcases the impressive mansion beautifully.
The interiors not only hold the National Archives but numerous rooms that have been converted to their original state. The Princess's Rooms on First Floor being...More
I very much enjoyed a short visit to the national archives in Paris. They had on a good exhibit on the ill treatment of women in France, from a Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette to more recent times, with documents from French history accessible...More
Stumbled upon this building while out walking in Paris one day in September 2013. There are some really nice portraits upstairs that they also made into postcards. Beautiful historical buildings surrounded by lovely gardens full of hibiscus and other flowers. Nice to walk around the...More