Sightseeing > Museums > Carnavalet
Paintings, objects, furnishings and architectural remnants at the Musée Carnavalet trace the history of the city of Paris with its changes and developments throughout the centuries from the early Parisii settlers through the French Revolution.
Opening Hours: Daily except Monday, 10am-6pm (last admission 5:30pm). Closed on holidays.
Tickets: Free entrance to the permanent collection and to certain Exhibitions. Prices vary for Temporary Exhibitions.
Free Entrance: Free entrance to the permanent collection and to certain Exhibitions.
Info and Services: The bookshop offers a large selections on the history of Paris.
Heather’s Tip: This museum is huge, so allow plenty of time or head straight for whatever time period you’re interested in, like Paris during the Ancien Régime (pre-Revolution monarchy) or Medieval Paris. There’s a lovely formal French garden with paisley parterres that you can enter via the museum or directly from the Rue des Francs-Bourgeoise.
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