Musée Carnavalet

Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

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Paris' history museum, spanning Gallo-Roman times onwards, rambles over a pair of remarkable hôtels particuliers (private mansions), the 1560-built Hôtel Carnavalet and 1688-built Hôtel Le Peletier de St-Fargeau.

In early 2020, the museum will reopen after a four-year renovation that will make it more accessible, including for travellers with disabilities.