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Oldest museum of the City of Paris, Carnavalet’s mission is to spread information about Paris, from its earliest origins to the present day. Essentially a history museum, Carnavalet is nevertheless an art museum and primarily displays original works that faithfully represent the genius of Paris. The museum brings visitors into close contact with artwork as well as famous Parisians from the capital’s different intellectual, political and artistic circles, while inspiring emotion through displaying scenes of the past, providing an original and unique atmosphere: that of the City of Light throughout the centuries.Visit the museum's website
The Carnavalet museum is closed for renovation till the end of 2019. Discover the museum on the social networksour activities beyond the walls during all the duration of the works.
16 rue des Francs Bourgeois
+33 (0)1 44 59 58 58
Opening hours :
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. (Last entrance at 5 pm)
Closed on Mondays, public holidays.
Some galleries are open in alternation. A schedule is available daily at the museum reception desk.
Métro : Saint-Paul (line 1) or Chemin vert (line 8)
Bus : 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 96
Vélib' : 36 rue de Sévigné, 26 rue Saint Gilles ou 105-109 terre plein Saint-Paul
Autolib' : 46 rue de Turenne or 13 rue Malher
Free access to the permanent collections. To support the museum, a donation ticket is available to the amount of 5€.