Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France

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Painting  by Jean Beraud 

May 20, 2014

In the Marais District of Paris is the Carnavalet  Museum which is dedicated to the history of Paris.  It is housed in two  neighboring mansions that were built in the 16th and 17th century.   It has over 600,000 pieces  and 100 rooms.   I enjoyed  wandering through this museum and especially seeing all of the paintings of  Paris from  the “day’s gone by”  era.  Admission is free  but everything is in French.   So, unless you know the language, it is truly a museum of looking and not  necessarily knowing what you are seeing.   Had I had more foresight,  possibly I would have read about the contents before going.   None the less, I enjoyed  walking about  for a couple of hours  exploring  the different rooms and simply absorbing the adventure of being totally language-disconnected.   

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One of the mansions  that houses the museum.

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One of the entrance hallways. 

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Baby cradle of Prince Louis-Napoleon ( nephew of Napoleon I )

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Painting by Gustave Denney  that I liked.  

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  2. Maureen Rauscher
    May 21, 2014 @ 07:27:10

    Love the photos! I feel like I was in Paris again. Keep them coming.

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