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Capital of chic
The French capital boasts some of the most instantly recognizable, iconic monuments in the world, with Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower lined up in a great sweep along the River Seine. Yet for all its historic grandeur, elegant boulevards, world-class museums, chic boutiques and cosmopolitan buzz, Paris is also an intimate, intensely lived-in city, best discovered on foot. Each district has its own distinct style, bars, food market and village atmosphere.
An all-encompassing museum about Paris
The Musee Carnavalet is located in the heart of the Marais and is a museum dedicated to the history of Paris. Over 100 rooms feature displays and information on everything about Paris since it was first established to modern times. Displays ranging from archeology to history are here.
The Musee Carnavalet was built around the Hotel Carnavelet and the Hotel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau which are two famous hotels built in the 16th and 17 Century. Here visitors may see models of ancient monuments, signs, information on long lost buildings, archeology, as well as seeing how lives were lived during specific eras.
23 Rue de Sevigne, Paris
- 33 1 44 59 58 58
- Open: 10 a.m.-5.40 p.m. Closed: Monday and some public holidays.