Musee Carnavalet

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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    Photo: Adrian Scottow
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    Photo: Carles Tomás Martí
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    Photo: Medelie Vendetta
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    Photo: Ernest McGray, Jr.
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Top 1% in Paris About the TripExpert Score

10 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

A museum on the history of Paris, including a set of Napoleon's toiletries, Proust's room, and relics of the Revolution.  Full review →



The first museum you should go to in Paris is this superb 140-room collection dedicated to the history of the city itself.


Condé Nast Traveler

A mammoth’s molar; the chair in which Volatire died; Robespierre’s shaving dish. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

If it has to do with Parisian history, it's here. A fascinating hodgepodge of artifacts and art. Full review →


Frommer's 33

If you enjoy history, but history tomes bore you, spend some time here for insight into Paris's past. Full review →


Let's Go

Highlights include the famous The Tennis Court Oath, Marcel Proust’s fully reconstructed bedroom, and a piece of the Bastille prison wall. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This enormous museum, subtitled Histoire de Paris (History of Paris), is housed in two hôtels particuliers. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Housed in two sumptuous mansions, the Hôtel Carnavalet and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, the museum relates the story of Paris from prehistoric times to the modern era. Full review →


Not For Tourists

The entire history of Paris in an outstanding architectural ensemble. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Housed in two 16th century mansions, the Carnavalet Museum details Paris's history back to its earliest Neolithic roots. Full review →

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