Musée des Archives nationales, hôtel de Soubise, Paris

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A grand mansion in Paris's third arrondissement built for the Prince and Princess of Soubise now houses Musée des Archives nationales, hôtel de Soubise. The archives museum features significant government documents, as well as changing exhibits. Visit the iron chest, home to all versions of the French constitution from the original of 1791 to the present day. Browse French government materials and international documents detailing France's foreign relations. The building itself is worth a trip to view both the Rococo-style interior and the well-manicured gardens outside the Baroque mansion. Make Musée des Archives nationales, hôtel de Soubise a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • I very much enjoyed a short visit to the national archives in Paris. They had on a good exhibit on the ill treatment of women in France, from a Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette to more recent times, w...  more »
  • Stumbled upon this building while out walking in Paris one day in September 2013. There are some really nice portraits upstairs that they also made into postcards. Beautiful historical buildings surro...  more »
  • Interesting display of elegant rooms on 2 floors and French historical artifacts, such as a copy of the Edict of Nantes. There are also wonderful garden areas, and the entry court is quite spectacular...  more »
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  • I did not enter the archives itself, just enjoyed the gardens with many locals. This is an immaculate space (Don't walk on the grass, learned that real quick) perfect for your photography needs. I lucked out and was there on a sunny day. I hope to re-enter and enjoy the actual museum next time.
  • Beautiful museum to explore with several historical documents on display. The garden and house are gorgeous and entry is quite cheap.
  • Interesting display of elegant rooms on 2 floors and some French historical artifacts, such as a copy of the Edict of Nantes. There are also wonderful garden areas, and the entry court is quite spectacular.
  • Historic nothing more to add but the should take more advantages of this amazing architecture
  • Beautiful hidden garden in marais