Paris museum secrets: Carnavalet museum - history of Paris

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#SECRET CultureSecrets invites you to discover the capital's monuments from a new angle, that of secrecy of course... Rediscover Paris's most emblematic museums through original tours, to unravel their mysteries and discover surprising stories. Our first visit is to the most Parisian of museums: Carnavalet, Musée de l'Histoire de Paris. From mill balls and groundhog boxes to horse hooks and rat menus, the Carnavalet-Histoire de Paris museum is a treasure trove of unusual and mysterious objects, allowing you to discover another facet of the capital and its history...

To know

The Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris is the oldest museum in Paris. It opened to the public on February 25, 1880, in the Hôtel Carnavalet in the heart of the Marais, one of the capital's districts where the architectural heritage is particularly well preserved. Since 1880, the museum has undergone significant expansion, with the construction of new buildings and the annexation of the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau in 1989. Today, the museum's architecture encompasses over 450 years of history, spread over two private mansions. For more than 150 years, its ever-expanding collections have been tracing the history of Paris, from prehistory to the present day.

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Practice info:

Saturday December 23rd at 11 a.m.

Musée Carnavalet - History of Paris
23 rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris

Estimated duration: 1h30

1 reservation is valid for 1 person
Your name will be on the list at the entrance to the event.

23 rue de Sévigné 75003 Paris
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