New Entrance for Musée Carnavalet

rue Francs Bourgeois entrance and entry to the garden of Musée Carnavalet

rue Francs Bourgeois entrance and entry to the garden of Musée Carnavalet

Musée Carnavalet has a new entrance on rue des Francs-Bourgeois. Located in the Merchant Drapers’ house  (1660), it is bright, roomy and faces the garden. The cloakrooms and lockers are at the old entrance area. Using the Francs-Bourgeois entrance, pick up your head sets and take the arcade across the garden.

The cloakroom (vestiare) and lockers are free of charge for individual visitors and groups, to store coats, large umbrellas, rucksacks, etc, but not large items, nor valuables such as cameras, money, identity documents, fur coats, etc. Suitcases are not allowed. Put in your coin, take the key. Your coin is returned when you set the key back in the lock. (See photos below in the gallery.)

New admissions desk in "old" archeology building at Carnavalet Museum

New admissions desk in Pavillon des Marchands Drapiers house

Carnavalet is the oldest of the municipal museums (purchased by the City of Paris in 1866) and is comprised of several buildings joined together to form the museum. If you are using Google, right click on “translate this page” to read all of the various histories written in French.

Hôtel Carnavalet (The website in French, English and Spanish)
16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75003 Paris
Telephone : 01 44 59 58 58

Metro stations: Saint-Paul, or Chemin Vert
Bus lines: 29, 69, 76, 96

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except public holidays, Easter Sunday and Whit Sunday. Last entrance at 5:30 p.m. Ticket office closes at 5 p.m.

Some galleries are open in alternation. A schedule is available daily at the museum reception desk.

The public holidays are January,1 and May 8, Easter Sunday, Ascension Feast Day, Whit Sunday, July 14 and August 14 (Assumption Feast Day), November 1 and 11, December 25.

Corner of Rue des Francs Bourgeois street of Carnavalet's new entrance Street view of Musée Carnavalet building and entry along rue des Francs Bourgeois rue Francs Bourgeois entrance and entry to the garden of Musée Carnavalet New admissions desk in Pavillon des Marchands Drapiers house Indian summer in the Carnavalet Museum garden with the hibiscus still blooming - mid November Musée Carnavalet walk way through the garden from new street entrance to coat check, lockers and exhibits Stairway leads from garden walkway to coat check and lockers, then into exhibits Musée Carnavalet has small lockers next to coat check. Deposit a coin, close, take the key and your money will be returned when you reopen the locker Looking toward the former admission desk. Large capacity lockers for that last-minute visit to the Carnavalet Museum Carnavalet interior looking toward the temporary exhibition room
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Musée Carnavalet has small lockers next to coat check. Deposit a coin, close, take the key and your money will be returned when you reopen the locker