Paris Musée Carnavalet's reopening: it will be in 2021!

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 10 November 2020 at 15h34 · Updated on 10 November 2020 at 15h42
It is official, the Musée Carnavalet will reopen in 2021 in Paris after over four years of renovations. It is the occasion to go and discover the history of the French capital in this new looking museum.

But when will the Musée Carnavalet reopen? The museum devoted to the history of Paris and set in the heart of the Marais, has been under renovation works for over 4 years. We have to say that it is one of the oldest museums in Paris since it has been created in 1880: its collection, included over 610,000 rare items, tells about the history of the French capital from the Antiquity to the 20th century. And you’ll be finally able to (re)discover these historical treasures with the reopening of the Musée Carnavalet in the spring 2021!

But what you can you expect? In four years of renovations, the Musée Carnavalet has bene entirely renovated. And when we know it’s made of two private mansions (the Hôtel Carnavalet and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau), we can guess it was no easy task. It comes back more beautiful and also bigger to house not only an exhibition tour covering 3900sqm (including 3,800 works displayed), but also spaces devoted to events and food.

All along the works, the Musée Carnavalet has been working hard: it was physically closed, but outside exhibitions have been held. It even took part in Paris European Heritage Days! And now, it will finally reopen to make you discover the treasures of its collection, a first temporary exhibition is planned for November 2020: Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, a double photo exhibition that will show you Paris as seen by these two photographers from the 20th century.

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