Proust's Parisian universe at the Carnavalet Museum - History of Paris

From reality to fiction


Fill up on madeleines and discover Marcel Proust's Paris at the Carnavalet Museum! The exhibition commemorating his 150th birthday presents the Paris where he lived, but also the one he wrote... 

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Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent most of his life in Paris. The capital played a decisive role in the awakening of his literary vocation. He discovered the artistic milieu there, wrote his first texts and met decisive people. The exhibition materializes this presence with an important cartography.
At the heart of the exhibition, the evocation of his room offers an immersive dive into the world of the writer. 

The city is also present in Proustian work. The exhibition reveals a fictional Paris by following the architecture of the novel In Search of Lost Time, its protagonists and its emblematic Parisian places. Paintings, sculptures, models, manuscripts, films... 280 works are exceptionally brought together to project you into Marcel Proust's Parisian universe. Be part of the journey with your CultureSecrets invitations!

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At the same time, the museum presents a special exhibition in its permanent collections on Anna d

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Practice info:

From December 16, 2021 to April 10, 2022. 
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Carnavalet Museum - History of Paris
23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris

Your tickets will be sent to you by mail on working days. Please finalize your reservation by choosing a free visit slot on the museum ticketing service.  

Don't forget your mask and your health pass. 

23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
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