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Carnavalet Museum, Paris

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Contained within two historic houses, Carnavalet Museum explores the history of Paris through objects in over 140 separate rooms. Arrange your visit to Carnavalet Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip builder.
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  • I adore the Musee Carnavalet because it is a time capsule of the history of Paris. I visited several times to research my books about Paris and France, and it has much to offer. One of my favs is the ...  more »
  • It is really totally free at museums. You could see the exhibition is unfortunately this time when seen in exhibits on the revolution of France, Parisians still past lives, such as imaginable. It was already morning.
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  • Luckily we were staying nearby, but having been inspired by Andrew Graham Dixon's recent series on Paris we were disappointed to find the museum closed for renovations till November 2017. So don't mak...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum. Beats many museums which are not free. I went for their Napoleon exhibition in 2015 and I've been going back ever since. Nice collection of beetle epoque paintings and some really interesting information on the architecture and urban landscape of fin d'siecle Paris. Go for an hour when you are wandering around the marais, go for half an hour before you leave, who cares, it's free!
  • I heard great things about this museum but sadly the museum is closed from 3 Oct, 2016- till end of 2019 as the sign advises.
  • Nice little museum with a small but diverse collection. Beautiful building and courtyard. Well worth a 20-30 minute look especially since it is free.
  • Really beautiful small Garden, but nothing is written in English, audioguides are only available in French. So not recommended for foreign tourists.
  • Important: the place is close from early October 2016 until late 2019 (!!!!) for renovation.