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.)
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
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.