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60 rue des Francs Bourgeois | Le Marais, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
+33 1 40 27 60 96
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge impressive mansion houses the National Archives. I come here for special expos where are fantastically-curated by experts.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to view the period rooms of the magnificent Hotel Soubise. They are worth seeing, though only a few have survived/been restored. The Hotel is part of a large complex comprising the National Archives. Much is undergoing renovation but the Hotel Soubise contains some...More

1  Thank Doug R
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This attraction is awesome both in its setting (one of the finest old buildings in Paris in the heart of the Marais district) and in its scope (the illumination of French history through the display of important original documents). Yet it remains underwhelming in the...More

2  Thank Johnnythemanatee
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

There was no special exhibition when j went. Some of the rooms and meeting places in the 2d floor were amazing.

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Watch for the special expos that happen here and if something interests you, go, as they do a very good job. Otherwise the materials are pretty dense and complicated.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Wandering through the Marais we came upon a terrific exhibition at the National Archives tracing the development of the architecture profession from before the Renaissance to the 19th Century, replete with drawings, models, and historical documents. Highly recommended.

3  Thank rovinglawyer
Reviewed 2 November 2017

If archives and old documents are your thing, you will love this museum. Paper that is many, many hundred of years old documenting some of Europe’s most important events along with maps and other ephemera.

2  Thank artnik
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

When walking through the entrance gates you are met with a manicured garden that showcases the impressive mansion beautifully. The interiors not only hold the National Archives but numerous rooms that have been converted to their original state. The Princess's Rooms on First Floor being...More

3  Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed a short visit to the national archives in Paris. They had on a good exhibit on the ill treatment of women in France, from a Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette to more recent times, with documents from French history accessible...More

3  Thank John P
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stumbled upon this building while out walking in Paris one day in September 2013. There are some really nice portraits upstairs that they also made into postcards. Beautiful historical buildings surrounded by lovely gardens full of hibiscus and other flowers. Nice to walk around the...More

1  Thank mariedesjardins
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