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National Archives in Hotel de Soubise

60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois | Le Marais, Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
01-40-27-60-96
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Ranked #207 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Cultural

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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went there primarily because it was close to where we were staying in the Marais. This is a very interesting museum with some beautiful architecture, art and national records. A great place for some insight into French history. While we were there we were lucky enough to have a classical music group rehearsing for a performance, it couldn't have been... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went primarily for the architecture of the Rohan-Soubisse palaces. The are some outstanding examples of Rococo interiors here. The exteriors of the buildings, the courtyard and the gardens are beautiful. I went alone and was the only visitor in the museum section at that time. Definitely "off-the-beaten-track" but rewarding if you are interested in French architecture. The displays from the... More 

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new orleans
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not just the art work nor the records .... if you never went inside one can enjoy the interlocking gardens, designed by the famed Louis Benech, which honor each building and at times give one a sense of being in secret gardens in Paris

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Eu, France
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45 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On a sunny day, a surprise with a piano concert in the yard of this magnificent old family private palace. The concert started with a lecture of the history of the palace owned by two rich families at different periods. Look for summer concerts as they are scheduled every week. Come half an hour earlier to get a seat as... More 

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ventry
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Open on Monday,when much else is closed,a visit to The National Archives starts with crossing a vast courtyard,climbing a grand staircase and moving thru enormous rooms. Finally enter the place where facsimiles of such manuscript treasures as LouisXIV's and Marie Antoinette 's letters. A document signed with Charlemagne's complex cipher. Napoleon's papers. But most of all breathe in the aroma.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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117 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The National Archives is a huge complex of buildings and gardens. What I like most in Paris that gardens are very important part of any building. It gives richness to the urban of the city. Nice building from outside and interior.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was kinda neat seeing the huge seals of the big guys in French history. Seeing something signed by Francois I was really cool for me. Also, the few hotel rooms open for perusing were lovely. The man at reception wasn't very happy. And he didn't provide me with a museum guide. There was, however, a friendlier man nearby who... More 

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Northwest Territories, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Want to see documents with Napoleon's original signature? The declaration documents for the Suez Canal? What a wedding was like in the 1500's? Wander through a prince's palace? And do it all with no crowds anywhere in stunning settings? Don't miss these National Archives. Congratulations to France for allowing the public to view these incredible treasures. You guys sure know... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

It is obvious that this museum is low on the tourist totem-pole. Not many people seem to know about it. A shame but I'm sure that will change in time. We sometimes go there to dodge the large tourist crowds at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. This palace is truly historic having been a residence since the 14th century,... More 

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New Jersey USA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

What strikes me most about this place was that it was built by one nobleman for his own private use. And he wasn't even a King. It is huge and breathtaking.

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