Prepare your visit

ESCALIER Le Peletier
Courtyard, hôtel Carnavalet
© Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris

For your comfort, the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris offers a range of services to help you enjoy your visit.
At the museum reception, a museum representative can provide information and give advice on the latest museum news, its services and operation.

To prepare for your visit

Museum app

The official “Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris” application is designed to accompany your visit.
With the visit companion, you can prepare for your arrival, register your favourites and, above all, discover the collections of the City of Paris’s oldest museum via five chronological itineraries.

You can also select the highlights itinerary so you don’t miss the museum’s key works.

•    Highlights
Adults: 30 works/Children: 30 works 
•    Signs and introduction rooms

Adults: 7 works/Children: 10 works
•    Paris from prehistory to the beginning of the 16th century

Adults: 18 works/Children: 20 works
•    From the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 18th century

Adults: 28 works/Children: 32 works
•    The French Revolution and the beginning of the 19th century

Adults: 24 works/Children: 21 works
•    From 1852 to today

Adults: 22 works/Children: 15 works

For each itinerary, adults and children, you will find a selection of works to discover in the museum collections. They are accompanied by an explanatory note that you can read or listen to. Audio content for the children’s itineraries has been specially designed for younger audiences.


The visit companion is available in six languages: French, English, Spanish, Russian, German and Chinese, and will soon be available in Japanese.  
The application can be downloaded free of charge:
•    On the Play store: via this link
•    On the Apple store: via this link

Museum guide

At the museum reception, you will find a bilingual guide to the museum. It can also be downloaded below.

Museum guide map
Download (PDF - 637.9 Ko)

For your comfort

Equipment hire

Folding seats, buggies and wheelchairs are available free of charge to visitors with mobility issues. Please enquire at reception. Any equipment borrowed from the museum must remain on museum premises.


The Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris is accessible to people with reduced mobility. More information