Carnavalet – Musée de l'Histoire de Paris
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
A museum dedicated to the history of Paris, from its beginnings to the present, is the Carnavalet. With exhibits highlighting Paris from Neolithic times to the present day, this museum has a broad... Read More
A museum dedicated to the history of Paris, from its beginnings to the present, is the Carnavalet. With exhibits highlighting Paris from Neolithic times to the present day, this museum has a broad historical range. It was first opened in 1880 and is housed in two 16th and 17th c. mansions, the spectacular "Carnavalet" and "Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau" mansions, which have been restored to period authenticity. A variety of collections includes memorabilia from the French Revolution, Gallo-Roman archaeological treasures, paintings, sculpture and rare furniture. A recent exhibit was all about the wardrobe of one of the first female French fashion designers. Major exhibitions and dynamic programming is part of this museum's personality today. Its Marais location sets you right in the middle of one of Paris's most charming and most historical quarters.
- Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
- Permanent collection Free
temporary exhibits Adult 5; Child (13-18) 3.50; Child (0-12) Free
- Museums: "The museum's permanent collection offers free entry and its rotating exhibits are so enticing that you'll likely want to delve into them too while you're here."
- Best for Museums Because: The Carnavalet takes you through the history of Paris from its Gallo-Roman times all the way up through the Third Empire and on into today.