A bit of the Musée Carnavalet of Paris !

I am coming back at your with my Paris city of lights and beauty beyond description. And I like to update this post on my brief visit to the Carnavalet museum of Paris. This is the museum on the history of Paris and well worth your detour. Paris has a lot of museums and many work of arts that do not find the public space for lack of money space or else but the treasures are huge kept in many buildings and basements all over France.

One great museum of Paris, the Carnavalet museum is in a nice area, and full of the history of Paris, the city museum. The Musée Carnavalet, has more than 100 rooms in two adjoining buildings of the 16C and 17C in the Marais neighborhood area of Paris, one of which, lived Madame de Sévigné from 1677 to 1696, located at 23 rue de Sévigné, 3éme , metro St Paul line 1.(see pic)


In effect the two buildings are those of  the hôtel Carnavalet (b. 1544)  and the hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau (b. 1687) ,both linked by a gallery with in between the lycée Victor Hugo (high school) . The story of the buildings is that the one of the Peletier de Saint Fargeau had voted for the execution of king Louis XVI during the French revolution ,and later assassinated by a bodyguard of the king in 1793. This later building is richly decorated with amongst other  the cabinet of the hotel de Villacerf in painted wooden polychrome motifs; the grand cabinet and one room of the hotel de la Rivière, with its ceilings and tapestries done by Charles Le Brun; two objects of Louis XV style decorated and designed by architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux, both examples of neo Classical period, the café militaire, ,the stairs of Luynes and its composition in trompe-l’oeil ; 8 objects of styles Louis XV and Louis XVI like the cabinet doré, room/chambre polychrome, petit salon, salon bleu, salon gris, and salon turquoise;  twelves rooms dedicated to the French revolution; the room of the Second Empire , and the room of Marcel Proust where he wrote ” À la recherche du temps perdu ” or in search of lost time.

If you want to know the history of the city of Paris, this is the Carnavalet museum to come to. And as such is managed by the city of Paris cultural dept.  There is ,also, a library. Another nice spot and worth the detour while in Paris. 

The official Carnavalet museum :  https://www.carnavalet.paris.fr/en

The Paris tourist office on the museumhttps://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71069/Musee-Carnavalet-Histoire-de-Paris

There you go folks, Paris and its Carnavalet museum ! I was briefy there on a business meeting which allow us to walked the museum but no pictures inside for decorum. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended for a visit and to get to know Paris.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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5 Comments to “A bit of the Musée Carnavalet of Paris !”

  1. It’s such a fabulous museum

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  2. I revisited the Carnavalet museum last winter, its presentation has been significantly reorganised. I published a series of photos: https://lookoome.home.blog/2022/05/16/picture-of-the-day-1059/

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