Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Eugène Atget. Intérieur d’artiste dramatique, rue Vavin, 6e arrdt, 1910. Image from Musee Carnavalet.

The Musee Carnavalet is a wonderful museum in Paris that highlights the history of the city. My main interest in going was to see the exhibit of Eugène Atget, a famous Parisian photographer, but I was surprised at how interesting the rest of the museum was. Old signs from long gone inns, tools, paintings, everyday objects, and the very disturbing stuffed monkeys. The courtyard is a nice respite from city life and the museum itself wasn’t crowded or overwhelming. This is exactly the out of the way kind of place I really enjoy. What’s the oddest museum you’ve ever been to?

Photo by Todd Mecklem. À la bonne bouteille.

Photo by Todd Mecklem. À la bonne bouteille.

Photo by Todd Mecklem.

Photo by Todd Mecklem.

Photo by Todd Mecklem. Monkey tableau from the 19th century.

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