Hotel de Sens
Hotel de Sens
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Roy C
Prince George, Canada114 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
On the Rue de Fourcy, this charming medieval mansion wedged among city buildings would have been in the country and have sweeping views when built in 1475 . It still has, on this back side, a beautifully preserved tapestry garden that is surprisingly tranquil amid the city hustle and bustle. Today, you can still see where there is a cannon ball lodged in the wall that dates to the revolution. The garden is free but there is a fee to tour the mansion which is worth the price of admission.Other points of interest nearby are two fine examples of exposed beam houses preserved from the 15th century at #11 and # 13 Rue Francios Miron. Frequent fires over the years have made these houses very rare. Also along rue de l' Ave Maria you will find remains of the wall and two partially restored towers that protected the city in the 13th century.
Written July 19, 2013
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Blythe M
67 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Apparently, the Hotel de Sens was under refurbishment for many years. It is now open and definitely worth the trip. They have an exhibition going on through the summer about fashion and women 1914 to 1918. It is in English and French and free admittance. The show explains so much of the cultural shift that happened during the war. I loved the postcards in the exhibit showing how men and women communicated and keeping the old traditions during the war.

There's a silent film that is very definitely watch worth watching to get a sense of how The women in the city and countryside supplied much of the needed work while the men fought on the front. Interestingly, 8 million women worked before the war as well as during the war, but the shift to what kind of work they did was remarkable. The uniforms and dresses on display are awesome and quite revealing.
Written May 25, 2017
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ehartlin
281 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I just walked around the corner and discovered the Biblioteque Fornay in the Hotel de Sens. The exhibit was of a French Artist/Illustrator, Jacqueline Deheme.
Written May 6, 2019
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Randolph M
Santa Rosa, CA105 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Our guide book said that this was one of three medieval mansions left in Paris. Being interested we went. The exterior and courtyard are very beautiful. There is a small garden at the rear. There is little to see inside of any medieval interiors. The space is used by the Bibliotheque for exhibits. There was an exhibition of the 400 spoons from all over the world. One of the more eccentric exhibits we have seen and mildly interesting. Based on this show I would give the Bibliotheque Forney 3 stars. I would give the building itself 4 stars
Written November 13, 2014
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Dale R
Oakland, CA484 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
Here is a gem of an exhibit. A spoon maker and collector is displaying a wonderful collection of hundreds of spoons from around the world. Every culture needs spoons and it is so interesting to see the variety. Seeing is believing. A short video on modern spoon making is also shown which is equally interesting. African, Asian, European, Latin American spoons vie for prominence and there is a wonderful exhibit of hundreds of different wooden spoons hanging from the ceiling. If you have the time go and see it, you will not be disappointed.
Written October 5, 2014
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Mr No
Australia5,938 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This building is a surviving example of Middle Ages architecture. It sustained an attack during a revolution in 1830 and has a cannonball embedded into the eastern wall. One of Paris's quirky oddities and worth a look if you're passing through.
Written June 9, 2019
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Charming_Karl
Charleston, SC1,493 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Any good walking tour of the Marais is going to include a drive-by of the Hotel de Sens. So when we showed our friend around Paris during her first time in France, I steered us in that direction. Hotel de Sens really does cut an intriguing figure, since it is so obviously much more ancient than the regular buildings one finds in the neighborhood. Now if only they would offer a tour of the interior - I hear one can visit the library it now houses, but I always happen to be walking by on a weekend day when all is shut up. Well, it is still pretty awesome to look at.
Written July 27, 2016
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nycmom22
New York City, NY3,151 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Close to M St. Paul, we learned of this on a paris walks tour. Wonderful garden to sit in. Amazing spotless public bathroom and an exhibit on cutlery that was world class.
Written October 4, 2014
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Lestreet
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
We went there to go on the tour but could only find a library and garden. No tours available. We wandered around to make sure we'd not missed anything and asked a local but no luck.
Written September 24, 2013
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,718 contributions
Jun 2022
A church palace built during the Renaissance, it has never looked better. It has ben cleaned up and the garden outside is close to perfect. A little oasis in the middle of the very old Marais.
Written July 7, 2022
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