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National Archives, Paris

#45 of 214 in Historic Sites in Paris
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Library
A grand mansion in Paris's third arrondissement built for the Prince and Princess of Soubise now houses National Archives. The archives museum features significant government documents, as well as changing exhibits. Visit the iron chest, home to all versions of the French constitution from the original of 1791 to the present day. Browse French government materials and international documents detailing France's foreign relations. The building itself is worth a trip to view both the Rococo-style interior and the well-manicured gardens outside the Baroque mansion. Add National Archives and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris road trip tool.
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  • This was a really surprisingly good understated and modest museum. As everything in Paris/ amazing structure and architecture- both inside and out. There were many historical old maps and many...  more »
  • A not very well promoted or visited attraction in the Marais district that we found fascinating. The museum is presented in a beautiful chateau and displays some amazing historical documents and...  more »
  • Very interesting place, especially the rooms with the old furniture. Definitely worth visiting for people who are staying longer in Paris, but not a must see for the first time in Paris.
  • Really interesting. Lots of cool historical documents.
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