Musee Carnavalet

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 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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Badge@2x 91


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Top 1% in Paris About the TripExpert Score

9 expert recommendations



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. The collection of the Musée Carnavalet (the first municipal museum in Paris) documents the history of the... Full review →


Fodor's Tick@2x 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

Located in Mme. de Sévigné’s beautiful, 16th-century hôtel particulier and the neighboring Hôtel Le Peletier de St-Fargeau, this meticulously arranged and engaging museum traces... Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick@2x 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. Recreations of salons and drawing rooms, dozens of paintings from... Full review →

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