Culture: the best museums in the Marais
Paris is, without doubt, a city of culture. In the open-air or inside its museums, the city is brimming with wonders waiting to be discovered. Here, LE BHV MARAIS gives you its list of must-see museums in the Marais district.
Occupying two Marais mansions, the Carnavalet Museum is an unmissable destination for anyone wishing to learn more about the city of lights. This “Museum on the History of Paris ” reflects on the changes the French capital has undergone over the centuries, evoking daily life and its intellectual culture, through the prism of the city and its inhabitants.
16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75004
Founded in 1802, the Musée des Arts et Métiers can boast being one of the oldest museums in France. Across 7 huge collections, (scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, mechanics, energy, transport), it encompasses 3000 items that highlight the most varied facets of the history of technology.
60 rue Réaumur 75003
Literature lovers won’t be able to resist a visit to the home of Victor Hugo, located on Place des Vosges. The author of Les Misérables actually rented an apartment on the second floor of the former Hôtel de Rohan-Guémené between 1832 and 1848. A place steeped in history, it was here that the author penned some of his greatest works, including Lucrezia Borgia, Ruy Blas and Songs of Twilight.
6 place des Vosges 75004
Now fully refurbished, the Hunting and Nature Museum welcomes visitors looking for a change of scenery. More than just a hunting museum, this is a place that invites visitors to reflect on the role of mankind and our relationship with the untamed world and nature. Inside, contemporary works rub shoulders with hunting trophies, to the delight and surprise of visitors.
60 rue des Archives 75003