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National Archives in Hotel de Soubise

60 rue des Francs Bourgeois | Le Marais, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 40 27 60 96
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More than a Museum

When walking through the entrance gates you are met with a manicured garden that showcases the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Duncan S
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Great spot for a visit

I very much enjoyed a short visit to the national archives in Paris. They had on a good exhibit on... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
John P
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60 rue des Francs Bourgeois | Le Marais, 75003 Paris, France
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+33 1 40 27 60 96
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  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

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
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Interesting display of elegant rooms on 2 floors and French historical artifacts, such as a copy of the Edict of Nantes. There are also wonderful garden areas, and the entry court is quite spectacular.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Not only the Hotel de Soubise is definitely the richest private mansion in Paris at the 18th, but go there not only for the interiors or the exhibitions. Entering all the successive gardens, you"ll discover other constructions from the same period. You may also rest...More

Thank MM G
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The historic building and interiors would be enough of a reason to visit, but the Archives frequently has exhibits as well.

Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 23 May 2016

One of the few museums open on a Monday, I spent hours enjoying three distinct aspects: an unusual temporary exhibition about explorers, beautifully decorated eighteenth century rooms, and a display of 110 documents illustrating the rich contents of the archives. Arriving soon after opening, I...More

2  Thank Millie024
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were headed for the Musee Carnavalet only to find it closed (Monday), so we went to the nearby Archives National and were very glad we did. It's great to find a museum in Paris with no line. The building itself, the old Hotel de...More

2  Thank L E
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Hôtel de Soubise is one of the finest private mansions in the Marais district, with reception rooms decorated by Germain Boffrand and paintings by Boucher, Van Loo, Trémolière... The Musée des Archives Nationales permanently displays remarkable documents from the government archives as well as alternating...More

3  Thank yvesganansia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We found this building completely by accident since the Fodor's map we had mislabeled this building as a completely different museum (located several blocks away). We walked the gardens and grounds with a really kind pair of Parisian ladies who were eager to help us...More

Thank Kelly R
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