Carnavalet Museum — History of Paris, Paris

Carnavalet Museum — History of Paris, Paris

Editor's Note: This museum is closed for renovation until the end of 2019.

Immerse yourself in Paris’ rich history at the Carnavalet Museum that occupies two neighboring mansions: the Hôtel Carnavalet and the former Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau. Inside the museum, the exhibits show the transformation of the village of Lutèce, which was inhabited by the Parisii tribes, to the grand city of today with a population of 2,201,578. The Carnavalet houses about 2,600 paintings, 20,000 drawings, 300,000 engravings and 150,000 photographs, 2,000 modern sculptures and 800 pieces of furniture, thousands of ceramics, many decorations, models and reliefs, signs, thousands of coins, countless items, many of them souvenirs of famous characters, and thousands of archeological fragments.

Not only does the Carnavalet provide the most compelling summary of the history of Paris – its politics, art, and people – but also houses globally important exhibits, such as the Fouquet jewelry shop which is a most beautiful complete Art Nouveau room with exquisite décor.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Carnavalet Museum — History of Paris
Sight Location: Paris, France
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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