Your ticket for the Carnavalet museum

After 4 years, the reopening is not to be missed


After 4 years of renovation work, the Carnavalet Museum opens its doors again! For this great occasion, enjoy of your ticket to discover or rediscover this exceptional place: restored works and decorations, redesigned spaces and a new offer of mediation await you. And from June 15, plunge into the photographic world of Henri Cartier-Bresson, on the occasion of the exhibition "Revoir Paris".

To know

The renovation of the museum consisted in restoring its facades, bays, courtyards and certain parquet floors, and redefining the tour route. All of this work has made it possible to magnify the monument and to rediscover its architecture while bringing a new breath of fresh air to the museum, bringing it into the modern age. 

For its first exhibition after reopening, the Carnavalet Museum is partnering with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation to highlight the importance of Paris in the life and work of one of the greatest French photographers of the 20th century. After an early period marked by the influence of the photographer Eugène Atget and the Surrealist artists, Cartier-Bresson discovered that he was a traveler, with Paris as his home base. In this city, it is primarily the human being that interests him. He captured them in the street or during meetings. He also bears witness to major current events such as the Liberation in August 1944. Discover his Parisian images, witnesses of his wanderings and his reports for the international press! The exhibition presents original prints, publications and audiovisual recordings of the artist.

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Practice info:

Until October 31st.

Please note that you must make a time-stamped reservation in addition to purchasing your ticket on the online ticketing service !
You will receive your paper ticket by mail on working days.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm

23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
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23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris