In the heart of Le Marais district just off the famous Franc Bourgeois Street, the Carnavalet museum (Musée Carnavalet) is set in two old mansions of the XVIth century. It is dedicated to Paris city history and visitors can admire here a large collection of paintings & drawings or even pictures of Paris through the 100 rooms the museum counts. Good to know : Entrance is free for the permanent collection..
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Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine River, visit
Louvre or Orsay museum with a guide, get tickets for Paris best cabaret shows.
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In 1866 Baron Haussmann convinced the Municipal Council of Paris to purchase the Hotel Carnavelet in order to create a museum dedicated to Paris history. The museum opened its doors in 1880. The Hotel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau was annexed by the museum quite recently (1989)..
Planning to visit Carnavalet Museum? Our tip...
Visit the museum during the week-end to combine with a stroll in the lively Franc Bourgeois Street.
Opening hours - Admission fees - Tickets
Address: 23, rue de Sévigné - 75003 Paris. Telephone: 01 44 59 58 58
Opening hours: Open every day from 10am to 6pm except Monday.
Admission fees - Tickets price: free.
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