Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris Member

23 rue de Sévigné - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement

What's on?

3 years closure for the Musee Carnavalet from October the 2nd 2016


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

Visitor tools

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.

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Exceptional closure

Mondays and public holidays.
3 years closure from October the 2nd 2016

Opening times

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

Voir la carte

Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris

23 rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 58

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

Accessibility information

- 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

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