Musée Carnavalet

Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Carnavalet Museum and gardens, Paris. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

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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. The museum is expected to reopen after a four-year renovation by summer 2020.