All history museums and attractions to visit in Paris

Paris (France) is a good place to visit if you are interested in history. Below we list all 28 history museums in Paris, to lose yourself in the place's cultural heritage and local history.

Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Paris? These are the ones:

  1. Holy Chapel1

    Holy Chapel

  2. Louvre Museum2

    Louvre Museum

    The Louvre Museum in Paris is the largest art museum in the world. The museum is located inside the Louvre Palace which was once the residence of the French kings. It began its existence as a 12th-century fortress and its parts can still be seen in today’s Louvre. The palace was turned into a public
  3. Conciergerie3


  4. Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection4

    Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection

  5. Catacombs of Paris5

    Catacombs of Paris

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    Père Lachaise Cemetery

  7. Grevin Museum7

    Grevin Museum

    The Grevin Museum (Musée Grévin) in Paris was established in 1882 and is one of Europe's oldest wax museums. The Grevin Museum has around 450 waxworks of French and internationally renowned people such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Elton John, Vladimir Putin, Louis de Funès, Stromae, Nolwenn Leroy a
  8. Musée Carnavalet8

    Musée Carnavalet

    The Musée Carnavalet is the museum in Paris for the history of the city with a very wide collection. The museum consists of the Hôtel de Carnavalet and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, together accounting for around a hundred rooms. The Hôtel Carnavalet was built in 1548 by Count Jacques des
  9. Musée de la Poste9

    Musée de la Poste

    The Musée de La Poste is a unique museum dedicated to the postal history and philately of France. Operated by the French postal operator La Poste, the museum offers a deep dive into the evolution of postal services in France. From the early days of mail delivery to the modern era of philately, the museum showcases a wide range of exhibits that tell the story of France's postal history.
  10. Maison de Victor Hugo10

    Maison de Victor Hugo

    Visit the Maison de Victor Hugo where the famous writer who is one of the most famous representatives of Romanticism spent 16 years of his life, and enjoy its unique atmosphere. Each room in the apartment of Victor Hugo describes a certain period of his life in detail - before, during and after exil
  11. Mémorial de la Shoah11

    Mémorial de la Shoah

    The Mémorial de la Shoah (Center de documentation juive contemporaine, CDJC) is the central memorial to the Holocaust in France, located in Paris. Focus is the persecution of the Jews in occupied France and under the Vichy regime from 1940-1944. The Mémorial de la Shoah is also a museum where visito
  12. Musée de la musique12

    Musée de la musique

    The Musée de la musique in Paris (Music Museum Paris) has a collection of hundreds of musical instruments collected by the Conservatoire de Paris. The museum collection includes instruments that were used in classical and folk music from the 15th century to the present. The collection of this Music
  13. Musée de Montmartre13

    Musée de Montmartre

    The Musée de Montmartre museum in Paris maps the bohemian history of Montmartre (a large hill in Paris). It is located in a building that dates back to the 17th century where painters such as Renoir lived and worked. The collection consists of a series of paintings, posters, photographs and various
  14. Musée de la vie romantique14

    Musée de la vie romantique

    The Musée de la vie romantique museum is one of the three literary museums in Paris together with Maison de Balzac and Maison de Victor Hugo. It displays works of romantic authors - e.g. sculptures by Bartholdi, paintings by Ary Scheffer and also many items connected to the persona of George Sand.
  15. Musée National de la Marine - Palais de Chaillot15

    Musée National de la Marine - Palais de Chaillot

    The National Marine Museum is the national navy museum in Paris that was founded in 1827. The museum is currently located in the Palais de Chaillot where a collection is exhibited that has the collection of Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau from 1748 at its core, who was a French physician, naval engin
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    The Louvre Cellars

  17. Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin17

    Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin

    Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin is a museum that is located on the roof garden of Gare Montparnasse in Paris. Exhibits in the museum include underground newspapers, propaganda posters of the Vichy regime, uniforms of the Marshal of Africa and
  18. Maison de Balzac18

    Maison de Balzac

    The Maison de Balzac is a writer's museum in paris that is dedicated to the person of Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), who lived and wrote here for a long time. The house with its large garden is the only Parisian residence of Balzac that has been preserved. Balzac wrote La Comédie humaine (The Human C
  19. Museum of Jewish Art and History19

    Museum of Jewish Art and History

    The Museum of Jewish Art and History (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme) is a museum in Paris that is housed in the Hôtel de St-Aignan in Le Marais, where it brings together a number of collections that were previously spread throughout Paris. It is dedicated to French-Jewish culture from the Mi
  20. Musée des Archives Nationales20

    Musée des Archives Nationales

    The Musée des Archives Nationales is a museum in Paris that is housed in the Hôtel de Soubise, with exhibitions with objects from the collections of the government archives. The museum aims to provide document-based perspective on the history and the evolution of French society. The museum organizes
  21. Museum of the Legion of Honor21

    Museum of the Legion of Honor

    The Museum of the Legion of Honor (Musée national de la Légion d'honneur et des ordres de chevalerie) is a museum of orders of merit and orders of chivalry, housed in the Hôtel de Salm, built in 1782 by architect Pierre Rousseau for Frederick III, Prince of Salm-Kyrburg, in Paris. The collection of
  22. Paris Sewers Museum22

    Paris Sewers Museum

    The Paris Sewers Museum (Musée des égouts de Paris) features an exhibitions about the history of Parisian sewers, the role of sewer workers, the sanitation process and other topics related to the sewers. The sewers themselves are still in use. This exhibition is for people who can tolerate unpleasan
  23. Musée de la Préfecture de Police23

    Musée de la Préfecture de Police

    The Musée de la Préfecture de Police is a museum that is housed in the Hôtel de police in Paris that is dedicated to police history. The collection of this police museum in Paris contains photographs, letters, memorabilia, and drawings that illustrate major events in the history of France, famous cr
  24. Musée des Plans-Reliefs24

    Musée des Plans-Reliefs

    The Musée des Plans-Reliefs is a museum that is housed in the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, dedicated to military models. The Musée des Plans-Reliefs exhibits almost 30 plans-reliefs of fortifications along the English Channel, the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and the Pyrenees. Furthermore it
  25. Pasteur Museum25

    Pasteur Museum

    The Musée Pasteur (Pasteur Museum) is a museum in Paris that is dedicated to Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), who was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. The museum is located in the Pasteu
  26. Hôtel de Lauzun26

    Hôtel de Lauzun

  27. Museum of Eroticism27

    Museum of Eroticism

  28. Musée Bible et Terre Sainte28

    Musée Bible et Terre Sainte

    The Musée Bible et Terre Sainte in Paris (Bible and Holy Land Museum), is dedicated to the history of Palestine. The museum houses a collection that contains more than 500 exhibits, illustrating everyday life in Palestine from 5000 BCE to 600 CE.

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