Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris

23 rue de Sévigné - 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
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Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections : free. Temporary exhibitions: entry fee. The Carte Paris Musées (Paris Museum Card) gives you access to all temporary exhibitions in museums belonging to the Mairie de Paris, with unlimited access and no queues. The card is valid for a year. Prices: €40 (individual card); €60 (card for 2 people); €20 (less than 26 years old). More information is available at

Closing times

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

Exceptional closure

The Musée Carnavalet is currently closed for renovation work; reopening is planned for spring - summer 2021.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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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

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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