Housed in a 17th century mansion in Le Marais district, Carnavalet Museum is the rich museum of the history of Paris.
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In the heart of Le Marais, the fashionable right bank district of Paris, the Carnavalet Museum (Musee Carnavalet) occupies a superb 16th century palace. The museum is fully devoted to Paris history.
Its many palace rooms, shop signs and old Paris paintings make Carnavalet Museum a must see for Paris lovers. Its visit can be combined with the moving visit of the near-by Jewish History and Art Museum. Web site.
Hotel Carnavalet was built in 1548. This beautiful city manshion has delicate sculptures by Jean Goujon on its facades and a superb statue of Louis XIV in the courtyard at the entrance.
The Carnavalet Museum, trendy rue des Francs-Bourgeois (Paris map) near-by with its fashion shops and Place des Vosges (Vosges square) make up a great one day program out of the beaten track.
Carnavalet Museum is housed in Hotel Carnavalet
Carnavalet Museum. Information.
23 rue de Sevigne 75003 Paris
tel: 33 (0)1 44 59 58 58
Paris metro: Saint-Paul station on line 1
Parking at Hotel de Ville
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Closed on Mondays
Open 10am to 5.40pm
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