Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits), Paris

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Portraying a bit of history, Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits) is a museum with an impressive collection of historical letters and manuscripts. Here, you can view nearly 250 original manuscripts and letters, including the ceasefire order signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 7, 1945, poems of Paul Éluard, and a love letter by Théodore Géricault. Other items of interest include documents written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franklin D. Roosevelt, René Descartes, La Rochefoucauld, Voltaire, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

The museum was established in 2004 in a townhouse dating to 1608, then reopened at its current location in 2010. Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Paris Edition.
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  • August 24, 2017
    Unlikely, small, quiet (despite animations for kids), under ground and then the nearby with beautiful people: Pierre Curie (feminist prematurely), Saint Ex (drawings) and Hugo, and some Russians... Go fast! After several visits, I still moved. Ah! The original typescript of on the road... And then be curious: look at who voted the death of Louis XVI.
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  • July 22, 2017
    I can confirm this museum is definitely still closed as at July 2017. Disappointed that my Lonely Planet guidebook (Jan 2017 edition), didn't spot this. They're normally very accurate.  more »
  • October 6, 2016
    I was really disappointed when I got there but there was no evidence of any museum at that address. It appears it is now law firm. I guess I should've done a little more research but the book I was us...  more »

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