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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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  • This place is so much more fun than the Louvre. Plus it's absolutely free. There's even a cloak room where you can leave your bags etc. all day long for free. This museum is a gift from the City of Pa...  more »
  • The Museum Carnavalet functions in a mansion from the XVI century, originally the Hotel Carnavalet. At the entrance, an amazing sculpture of King Louis XIV catches your eyes immediately. Situated at t...  more »
  • Went by two weeks ago and sign says it is closed until Fall of 2019. Try the Picasso, it is close. this review must be 100 characters long....so here are the characters.  more »
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  • As a fan of Alphonse Mucha's work, my favorite part of the museum was the Boutique Fouquet within the Musée Carnavalet: a complete reconstruction of the boutique, an installation of a space, the interior designed by Mucha. Mucha conceived the shop as a complete work of art, which would provide a harmonious environment for Fouquet's jewellery. Mucha drew inspiration from the natural world, and pride of place is given to two spectacular peacocks set against glowing designs in stained glass. It is one of the most spectacular examples of Art Nouveau decorative design.
  • A surprise at the heart of Paris, free and excellent exhibition of art telling the history of Paris and Parisians. I went there twice - autumn and summer, in the Summer it was disappointing, almost everything closed. Check if the museum is functioning normal.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Nice museum. Not that big.