Musée Carnavalet

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23 rue de Sévigné, Paris, France

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laly0717 laly0717
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Great Museum to gain insight into French Life Apr 21, 2011
I moved to Paris in March and will be living in the city until June. One of the things I set out to do (besides study French) was try to visit all of their museums, parks, and everything else written in my travel guide haha. I was a little skeptical about this museum at first, since not many people had visited it or reviewed it, but I must say I really enjoyed it. It is basically a museum that shows French life within the years. The rooms are beautiful and they have a special part that only shows items related to the French Revolution. A must go for all history aficionados such as myself.

The museum is located at Le Marais, a very popular and touristy neighborhood. It occupies two mansions, being the Hôtel Carnavalet its main headquarter. The interesting thing is that the Hôtel itself is the former home of a French aristocratic woman named Madame de Sévigné. Her letters to her daughter became famous since she was able to describe many aspects of the French life in the 17th century. Historians used much of her writing to understand the way of French thinking at the time.

Highly recommended to anyone interested in learning a little more about France and French history... Besides, it's free!
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Glynnes Glynnes
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Musée de l'histoire de Paris Oct 05, 2010
Musée Carnavalet is located in the Marais section of Paris, France. This museum occupies two mansions and is devoted to the history of Paris. The main building of the museum is in the The Hôtel Carnavalet that was built in 1548 and the rooms are decorated with furniture, painting and sculptures of famous people. The areas of the Musée Carnavalet that I found most interesting were the Charles Le Brun Ceiling, Fouquet Jewelry Boutique, and Mme de Sévigné’s Gallery and it’s where I spent most of my time. Admission to the Musée Carnavalet is free and the Ballroom of the Hotél de Wendel is an amazing display to see.

Musée Carnavalet - Musée de l'histoire de Paris

23 rue de Sévigné

75003 Paris, France

Metro: Saint Paul

Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Telephone: 01 44 59 58 58
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Glynnes says:
Thanks y’all for the unexpected and welcomed congratulations on being the Featured Travel Review.
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Congratulations! :D
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sUrAbUyA says:
Congratulations on being featured today. And thanks for posting reviews like this one. Many times on a trip interesting places are missed unless you know about them ahead of time
Posted on: Nov 17, 2010

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