Musée Carnavalet

The Carnavalet museum contains a rich collection of paintings, statues, manuscripts and artefacts that tell the story of Paris from its origins to present day. The museum is situated in the Marais quarter,] and was inaugurated in 1880. It is housed in the 16th century “hôtel particulier de Carnavalet”.  The Marais boasts  a great variety of hôtel particuliers. These are remanents of the times when rich nobles lived in this neighbourhood to be close to the king who lived in the nearby Louvre palace. Inside the museum visitors can discover the medieval and Gallo-Roman archeological collection, mementos of the French Revolution, paintings, sculptures, furniture and other pieces of art. The collections are exhibited in rooms which reconstruct the atmosphere of 14th and 15th century private residences. Do not miss the Orangery, which was entirely restored in the year 2000 and the reconstructed Art-Nouveau Café with its peacock motives.

Address: 16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois 75003 Paris

Opening hours: Everyday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

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