From the Windows to the Walls...


Till the drool runs down my jaw.

{I'll let your imagination take it from there.}

We went to the Musee Carnavalet today.
It's a museum I'd only heard of in passing,
but knew it focused on the history of Paris
& knew it was something I "had to see."

Both of those statements were completely true.

It does focus on the past centuries of Parisian history,
and it was an amazing day.

What I loved most?

Even more than the objects on display...
and the ornately restored, period apartments sat within the museum?

The mansion the museum is in itself.

Everything about it the Carnavalet house was perfect....

from the {geometric and colorful glass} windows





to the {silk-covered & brightly paneled} walls.










And the gallery of art from the Belle Epoque?




Well that just broke my heart.

Want to visit the Musee Carnavalet?

Here's a few things to know:

It's in Le Marais, it's closed Mondays,
it's free for entrance into the permanent section (which is huge!),
& helpful audioguides are €5.00.


Oh... and one more thing to know,

I'll never miss an opportunity to have a cute kissing picture.



My poor sweet husband.



*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy
Posted on February 29, 2012 and filed under "France", "Paris", "museums", "travel tips", "travel".