Carnavalet Museum In-App Audio Tour: Explore the History of Paris

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1km
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Duration 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Listen about magnificent salons & drawing rooms from the 17th & 18th Centuries
  • Explore art & objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Learn about vestiges of the city's prehistoric & Roman past
  • Marvel at decors from the Art Nouveau buildings of Paris
  • See exhibits from the 20th Century
Explore this eclectic museum with your own in-app audio tour! It is situated in two magnificent Renaissance-era baroque mansions, themselves works of art. A hidden gem in the heart of the trendy Marais district, the museum is worth a visit to see the beautiful decors, the landscaped gardens, as well as a diverse collection of art and objects that relate to the fascinating history of the city of Paris. From pre-history to today, learn how Paris has evolved over the millennia to become a modern metropolis. Learn how the city grew from a modest fishing village into a Roman town, then a medieval city, a center of culture during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, then the birthplace of the French Revolution. During the Gilded Era of the late 1800s, Paris was profoundly transformed into a modern metropolis, becoming a hub for the arts, literature, and philosophy. Paris emerged from two World Wars in the 20th Century as one of the most visited cities in the world. You will discover this rich past in an unusual and amusing manner, by seeing everyday objects, paintings, furniture even entire rooms that reflect the spirit of their time. Afterwards, you can enjoy the museum's beautiful outdoor café, set inside the courtyard of the baroque mansions. Or sample one of the many cafés in the trendy Marais district – even walk to the Jewish Quarter for the best falafel in town. This tour is not affiliated with the Carnavalet Museum but is provided by an independent creator.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Step-by-step navigation through museum halls
  • Suggestions for visits in the area
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones not included — please bring your own
  • Coverage of temporary exhibits not included
  • Food & beverages
  • Ticket to the museum: the permanent collections are free of charge
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

Musée Carnavalet
Rue de Sévigné, 23

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

1 rating & review

July 2022
Funciona en dos palacios declarados Monumentos Históricos, el Hotel Carnavalet y Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, en el corazón de le Marais. Es el Museo de Historia de la Ciudad de París. Cuenta con una enorme colección de pinturas, esculturas, objetos y muebles entre otros. Subiendo una hermosa escalera se accede a la Galería de Carteles Comerciales donde se puede ver por ej. La Cruz de Oro cartel de un vendedor de vinos en el 54 de la rue Saint André-des-Arts. O el carte del Cerrajero Filliol. También hay carteles identificatorios de las calles parisinas con sus números. Uno puede retrotraerse y ver un París muy antiguo. Hay un plano muy llamativo de París entre 1632 y 1641. Y también objetos de la historia reciente. También cuenta con pantallas interactivas que hacen más dinámica la visita. El restaurante ubicado en un parque muy lindo.

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