Got a chance to do a quick visit to this museum on my way to work. The Musée Carnavalet's fascinating permanent collection is a must for both history buffs and those interested in learning about Paris' complex history. The collection gives a vivid, visually engaging account of he the city's history, from its foundings to the present day. The museum is housed in a stunning Renaissance-era building, the Hotel Carnavalet, in Paris' lively and elegant Marais district.
Anyone wishing to understand Paris' multi-tiered, complex history would do well to pay a visit to the Carnavalet Museum. Housed within the walls of two Renaissance-era mansions, the Hotel de Carnavalet and the Hotel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau (built in the 16th and 17th centuries, respectively), the Carnavalet Museum's permanent collection traces the history of Paris across over 100 rooms.
The garden is meticulously maintained throughout the year. Beautifully crafted french style, it is a visual bonanza. And one more thing, the entrance is free! If you're a museum freak, you must visit this place, or at least check it first, here, here, and here. Unfortunately, its official web is still under constructions.
|Statue of Le Roi du Soleil, Louis XIV will greet you here|
|Bust of Marie Antoinette|
|Each room represents a different era|