Musée Carnavalet

The Museum Hôtel Carnavalet or the Museum of history of Paris is located in two residences of a XVII-th century. It has received it’s name Carnavalet by name the Madam who posessed this private residence. After inlarging the museum collection part of the exposition has been moved to the next private residence of Hôtel Le Peletier de St-Fargeau.

Today in the museum are shown the major artefacts concerning history of France and Paris. The exposition covers the period, since the Gallo-Roman times (I century B.C.) prior to the beginning of the XX-th century. Except subjects of arts and crafts, archeology and other relics here are widely presented subjects of a life up to a reconstruction of interiors. Here you can see interiors of palace from royal times, a pre-revolutionary perfumery, pre-war cafe, the Parisian salons, dancing halls and many other things.

The considerable part of an exposition is devoted Great French revolution. A collection of coins, engravings and an art collection are very interesting also. There are the separate halls devoted to theatres, typographic of Paris etc.

  • The museum is opened Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00.
  • Address: 23 rue de Sévigné, 3e
  • Admission: €7 / €3.50. Sunday – is free.
  • Order of excursions by phone: +33 1 44 59 58 58
  • Metro station: St-Paul, Chemin Vert