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Carnavalet Museum

Carnavalet Museum Paris

To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris and within the Month of Photography , the Carnavalet museum presents the exhibition " Paris liberated Paris photographed Paris exposed .


Since March 20th the entrance of the museum is moved to the 16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois.



      The Carnavalet Museum
in Paris is dedicated to the history of Paris. The museum occupies two neighboring mansions: the Hôtel Carnavalet and the former Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau.
      Mansion (Hotel) de Carnavalet

     In 1548, Jacques des Ligneris, President of the Parliament of Paris, ordered the construction of the mansion that came to be known as the Hôtel Carnavalet; construction was completed about 1560. In 1578, the widow of Francois de Kernevenoy, later known as Carnavalet, purchased the building. In 1654, the mansion was bought by Claude Boislève, who commissioned the well-known architect, François Mansart, to make extensive renovations. Madame de Sévigné, famous for her letter-writing, lived in the Hôtel Carnavalet from 1677 until her death in 1696

        Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau

     The Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau was also built in the middle of the 16th century. It was originally known as the Hôtel d’Orgeval. It was purchased by Michel Le Peletier and passed on eventually to his grandson, Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau was a representative of the nobility in the Estates-General of 1789. In 1793, Le Peletier voted for the execution of Louis XVI, and was murdered, in revenge for his vote, the same day of the execution of the king on January 20, 1793.

Visitor's entrance,

Hôtel Carnavalet
23 rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris
Tel : 01 44 59 58 58

Past exhibition:

The Colours of Heaven

Les couleurs du ciel

The Colours of Heaven

Les couleurs du ciel από paris_musees

Peintures des églises de Paris au XVIIe siècle
Du 4 octobre 2012 au 24 février 2013


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