National Archives, Paris

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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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  • In The second courtyard is a secret garden, which not even all Parisians know. Ideal to visit on a warm day to sit on a bench with a book or just give your feet a rest after a busy walk on the Mare. Cherry blossoms and daffodils bloom in Spring, other flowers in summer. Free WiFi, as in all public parks of Paris.
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  • A winter tour that allowed us to visit the indoor premises but not to enjoy the gardens. The rockeries rooms are beautiful! A dusting would probably be welcome and would put even more value these beautiful decorations. The archives proposed to the public are really diverse and multiple and it is necessary to foresee a few hours to fully enjoy
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  • Really cool hidden garden and a small botanical park inside. Recommended
  • A must see place. Very impressive and very instructive explanations.
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