Museum

Musée Carnavalet - Musée de l'histoire de Paris Member

16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement

What's on?

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

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.

Architectural style

  • Renaissance

Collections

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

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

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.

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.

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 http://www.parismusees.paris.fr/en.

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 18s.

Closing times

Monday

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 - Musée de l'histoire de Paris

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

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

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs

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
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

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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