The Fountain of the Innocents, Stories of a Parisian Masterpiece The Fountain of the Innocents, Stories of a Parisian Masterpiece

The Fountain of the Innocents, Stories of a Parisian Masterpiece Exhibition at the Carnavalet Museum from 04/24/2024 to 08/25/2024


Exhibition "The Fountain of the Innocents": Buy Your Tickets

Exhibition: The Fountain of Innocents

Exhibition: The Fountain of Innocents

Access to the exhibition

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full price: €13
Reduced price: €11

Luggage is prohibited, only personal effects such as handbags are authorized.
_the supporting documents for reductions and freebies will be checked on site. _


What to expect

IIn the heart of the vibrant French capital lies a captivating exhibition that takes you on a journey through time and art. The Carnavalet Museum proudly presents "The Fountain of the Innocents: Stories of a Parisian masterpiece", an immersive exhibition that celebrates an emblematic jewel of the history of Paris.

Explore Living History through “The Fountain of the Innocents” at the Carnavalet Museum

An Emblematic Historical Monument

The Fontaine des Innocents, located in the Les Halles district, is much more than a simple monument. It is a living testimony to the centuries of history and urban transformation of the City of Lights. From the Renaissance to the present day, this fountain has been a silent witness to the developments of Paris, and its eventful history is closely linked to that of the city itself.

A Sculptural Masterpiece by Jean Goujon

The exhibition highlights the remarkable work of the famous sculptor Jean Goujon, whose works adorn the Fountain of the Innocents. Visitors will have the privilege of contemplating one of the most beautiful sets of decorations sculpted by Goujon, highlighting the five famous nymphs which interact with the three reliefs kept at the Louvre Museum since the 19th century.

A Major Restoration

It is also an opportunity to go behind the scenes of a major restoration carried out by the City of Paris. The restorers' painstaking gestures on plaster editions of the fountain reliefs are on display for the public, providing a fascinating insight into the work required to preserve this historic treasure for future generations.

Why Book?

Booking your visit in advance is essential to fully enjoy this unique experience. As visiting slots are limited due to the evacuation of the exhibition rooms ahead of the museum's closure, it is recommended to book online to guarantee your access to this exceptional exhibition.

Useful information :

  • Location: Carnavalet Museum - History of Paris, 23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
  • Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash desks close at 5:15 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
  • Prices: Full price: €13, Reduced price: €11
  • Reservations: Online reservation is strongly recommended for all visitors, including adults, children, reduced and free visitors. Tickets are only valid for the time mentioned when ordering, so be sure to book in advance to not miss this opportunity.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the eventful history of the Fontaine des Innocents and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Parisian art and history. Book your ticket now for an unforgettable experience at the Carnavalet Museum.



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23 Rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris
Public transportation
8Chemin Vert

Common questions

What is the current exhibition at the Carnavalet Museum?

The current exhibition is "The Fountain of the Innocents: Stories of a Parisian Masterpiece".

When is this exhibition taking place?

The exhibition runs from April 24, 2024, to August 25, 2024.

Where is the Carnavalet Museum located?

The Carnavalet Museum is located at 23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris.

What are the museum's opening hours?

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. Ticket office closes at 5:15 pm.

Is the museum open on Mondays?

No, the museum is closed on Mondays.

Are luggage allowed in the exhibition?

No, only personal belongings such as handbags are allowed.

Is the exhibition suitable for children?

Yes, there is an illustrated route planned specifically for children.

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