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Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris

16 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 44 59 58 58
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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 100 or so rooms, showing the capital at various periods in history and evoking intellectual and everyday life. Magnificent restored historical scenery creates an evocative setting for a stroll through the centuries in an enriching, delightful visitor experience.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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16 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
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+33 1 44 59 58 58
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"french revolution"
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"art nouveau"
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"interesting museum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mike2trip
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Reviewed February 20, 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.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed November 29, 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

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Reviewed July 20, 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.

7  Thank ParisMarx
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Reviewed July 16, 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.

1  Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

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

2  Thank tracey k
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Reviewed May 22, 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

3  Thank ShayneNelson
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Reviewed April 21, 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

3  Thank Marrakesh2012
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Reviewed April 15, 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.

2  Thank Emily L
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

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

9  Thank Joanie M
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spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
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Barbara K
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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.
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