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Musée Carnavalet - Musée de l'histoire de Paris

Musée Carnavalet, Paris © OTCP -  Marc Bertrand

Situated in the historical Marais district, the Musée Carnavalet is dedicated to the history of Paris from its origins to...

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16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois

75003 Paris

District : Le Marais

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Description
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.
Musée Carnavalet, Paris © OTCP -  Marc Bertrand

Musée Carnavalet

© OTCP -  Marc Bertrand

Musée Carnavalet, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée Carnavalet

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée Carnavalet © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Jardin du Musée Carnavalet

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée Carnavalet, statue de Louis XIV, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée Carnavalet

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

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Viewpoint

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Architectural style

Renaissance style

Collections

Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Panelling, Interior decoration, Drawings, Signs, Etchings, History, Models, Furniture, Objets d'art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture,

Garden

NC

Statute

Municipal

Member of the Paris Museum Pass Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Photos allowed

Visits in a foreign language

English, German, Italian, Russian

Documentation in a foreign language

English

Audioguide

Audio guides for adults and children are available in French, English and Spanish for €5. Listening time: 2hr45 for adults and 30 minutes for children.

Educational activities

Guided tours for families and school groups on different themes like 'Living in Paris in the 19th century' or 'ancient Paris', in French; art workshops for children and storytelling visits, in French. More information and bookings on 01 44 59 58 31.

Combined tickets

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Gift shop

The bookshop-boutique is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5.45pm. Tel: +33 (0)1 42 74 08 00.

Restaurant

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Car park/Parking

NC

Coach parking

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Photos allowed

No flash photography.

Member's card

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Other

Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Cloakroom, Bookshop

Miscellaneous

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Business area
Number of meeting rooms

4

Number of private rooms

4

Room rental

Yes

Information on room rental

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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.

Guided tour

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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.

Free

Permanent collections are free for everyone.

Free for young people and children

Temporary exhibitions are free for under 14s.

Free and reduced for disabled people

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Opening times
Closing times

Monday

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.

Details of opening times

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Opening of ticket desks

Last entry at 5.15pm.

Late opening

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Exceptional opening

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Address details
Musée Carnavalet - Musée de l'histoire de Paris

16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
GPS : 48.8571509 / 2.3621828999999934

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 58 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 11

Website : paris.fr

Access

District : Le Marais

  • Chemin Vert, Saint-Paul
  • 29, 69, 76, 96
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Loan of wheelchairs

More information on accessibility

- 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
You can find the brochure of adapted entertainment in the City of Paris museums on www.paris.fr/loisirs/musees-expos/activites-culturelles/programme-culturel-des-musees-municipaux/rub_4709_stand_10173_port_10053
You can find the latest information on adapted events on www.arianeinfo.org


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