Musée Carnavalet - Musée de l'histoire de Paris Member

16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement


Situated in the historical Marais district, the Musée Carnavalet is dedicated to the history of Paris from its origins to present day. Opened in 1880, the current museum occupies two mansions from the 16th and 17th centuries. In this remarkable architectural setting, you can discover the rich collections of the museum: medieval and Gallo-Roman archeological collection, mementos of the French Revolution, paintings, sculptures, furniture and items of art. The collections are presented in rooms which reconstruct the atmosphere of 14th and 15th century private residences. One of the highlights of the visit is the Orangery, which was entirely restored in 2000. Major exhibitions are regularly organized here.

Architectural style

  • Renaissance


  • Archéologie
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Boiseries
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Dessins
  • Enseignes
  • Estampes
  • Histoire
  • Maquettes
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Sculpture


Ville de Paris
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Audioguide
  • Gift shop
  • Photos allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English


Audioguides adultes et enfants (en français, anglais et espagnol) proposés aux visiteurs. Tarif : 5 €. Temps d'écoute : 2 h 45 pour les adultes et 30 minutes pour les enfants.

Educational activities

Visites conférences pour les familles et les groupes scolaires sur différents thème comme Vivre à Paris au XIXe siècle ou le Paris Antique ; ateliers arts plastiques les mercredis pour les 5-7 ans et les samedis pour les 8-10 ans, atelier contes et visites contées. Renseignements et réservation : +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 31.

Gift shop

Librairie-boutique RMN ouverte du mardi au dimanche, de 10 h à 17 h 45. Tél : +33 (0) 1 42 74 08 00.

Photos allowed

Sans flash.


  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Cloakroom
  • Bookshop

Business area

Number of meeting rooms:4

Number of private rooms:4

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free access to permanent collections and themed exhibitions displayed in the museum's connecting galleries. You will be charged for entry to temporary exhibitions.

Group tour

Groups must reserve. Call +33 (0)1 44 59 58 31 or +33 (0)1 44 59 58 32 for more information and to reserve. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.


Permanent collections are free for everyone.

Free for young people and children

Temporary exhibitions are free for under 14s.

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Mondays and public holidays.

Opening times

10am - 6pm. Some rooms are open alternately. For more information, call +33 (0)1 44 59 58 58.

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry at 5.15pm.

Voir la carte

Musée Carnavalet - Musée de l'histoire de Paris

16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 58

  • Subway - Chemin Vert, Saint-Paul
  • Bus - 29, 69, 76, 96

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Loan of wheelchairs.

Accessibility for disabled people

- Physically disabled: assistance in accessing the museum
- Sight impairment: touch tours, Braille information boards
- Hearing impairment: tours in French Sign Language with lip reading, workshops
- Mental disabilities: guided tours
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Museum in the same district: Le Marais

Museum in the same arrondissement: 3rd arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum