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Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris: Tours & Tickets

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16 Oct 2019
“Must visit when open”
26 Jun 2018
“go as soon as you can after it re-opens!”
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The Carnavalet Museum is dedicated to the history of Paris and its inhabitants and has collections illustrating the evolution of the city from prehistory through to the present day. A vast array of works of art, relics and models are displayed in...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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16 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
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+33 1 44 59 58 58
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Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Closed for renovation.when this place is open it is a must visit .very disappointed this trip that it was closed

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

it's a while since we went but not only was did it provide the most compelling summary of the history of Paris -- its politics art and people -- but it was also totally free (then)... one exhibit which is globally important is the Fouquet...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Mike2trip
Reviewed February 20, 2018

This is the city's history museum, set in a gorgeous Renaissance mansion. Lots of city artifacts here, including some entire rooms or shop interiors. Beautiful displays.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 29, 2017

The Musee Carnavalet is a museum of the History of Paris, situated in an original French classical building which dates back to the early seventeenth century. You can even find out in the open courtyard wall sculptures of allegorical female figures pouring water out of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed July 20, 2017

This museum is all about the history of Paris, and it's fantastic. It was easily one of my favourites in the city with great information about the Paris Commune and the French Revolution. Unfortunately, it is currently closed until 2019.

Date of experience: May 2017
9  Thank ParisMarx
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I've been here countless times and enjoyed myself each time. Excellent era-by-era explanation of Paris' history with great artifacts. Love the captured interiors of important buildings. And the museum is in a classic 17th Century mansion. Great book store.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 21, 2017

May, 2017. Closed for renovation!! How long? I do not know. If this is on your itinerary, best check website for status.....

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank 207traceyk
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This place is so much more fun than the Louvre. Plus it's absolutely free. There's even a cloak room where you can leave your bags etc. all day long for free. This museum is a gift from the City of Paris to visitors, and what...More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank ShayneNelson
Reviewed April 21, 2017

The Museum Carnavalet functions in a mansion from the XVI century, originally the Hotel Carnavalet. At the entrance, an amazing sculpture of King Louis XIV catches your eyes immediately. Situated at the peaceful courtyard, this place is great for a picture! This museum is quite...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Marrakesh2012
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Went by two weeks ago and sign says it is closed until Fall of 2019. Try the Picasso, it is close. this review must be 100 characters long....so here are the characters.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank emily l
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Balabosha
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for my knowledge it will be closed till end of the 2019. Probably will be reopen spring time 2020. Thats why I'm waiting with my another trip to Paris as this Museum is on my bucket list. Enjoy your time in Paris! It's the... More
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