This imposing museum is housed in two hôtel particuliers (Hôtels Carnavalet and Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau) dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The museum's collection offers over a hundred rooms devoted to the history of Paris, from its origins to the present day. Including archeological finds, models, paintings, sculptures, furniture, decorative objects and so on, the collection delivers a fascinating insight into the story of how cultural life in Paris has evolved over the centuries.
Alongside the permanent collections, the museum has an important collection of drawings, prints and photographs, which are kept in the Graphic Arts Cabinet, as well as a remarkable coin collection, both of which are accessible by appointment.
Carnavalet Museumspecial selection of our hotels
Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon
In a very quiet street, few steps from the Gare de Lyon Station.
The Gare de Lyon links to Paris all the major cities of the southeast of France. At 10 minutes on foot, the gare d'Austerlitz irrigates the southwest and Spain. And right next to it, the gare of Bercy serves the Burgundy region, Italy and the...
In front of the famous street of Crémieux
Timhotel Le Louvre
Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame and Chatelet nearby. 20mn away from La Défense
Near the Louvre and the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Le Louvre offers a location that's not only in the heart of Paris, but, more importantly, in the heart of French history. Here you can enjoy the cultural...
300 meters from the Louvre Museum
Timhotel Palais Royal
Near the Louvre and Chatelet. Very charming address. Guest rooms with AC
Not far from the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Palais Royal is located in the historical and cultural centre of Paris. This art-deco-bedecked Haussmann-style hôtel de charme, which is near everything, will...
Next to the Palais Royal and the Montorgueil district