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SEE: Revolutionary pistols, Marie Antoinette's slipper at revamped Paris museum

Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST
  • Treasures spanning thousands of years of Paris history will get a fresh airing in the city from next week, with pistols from the French revolution showcased alongside a shoe thought to have been lost in flight by guillotined queen Marie Antoinette. Long a hit with tourists as an introduction to Paris and its tumultuous past, the Carnavalet museum is due to reopen after four years of renovations at a time when international travel is still largely on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Director Valerie Guillaume told Reuters the museum, run by the City of Paris, expected to quickly bounce back to pre-COVID 19 patterns once restrictions eased, with foreign visitors making up about half the public.
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A supposed shoe of Marie-Antoinette, torn from the hands of an insurgent during the capture of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792, is displayed at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

A supposed shoe of Marie-Antoinette, torn from the hands of an insurgent during the capture of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792, is displayed at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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A view shows the reconstruction, with original furniture, of the room where Marcel Proust wrote "In search of lost time" at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

A view shows the reconstruction, with original furniture, of the room where Marcel Proust wrote "In search of lost time" at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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Journalists visit the Hall of Signs (Salle des Enseignes) at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

Journalists visit the Hall of Signs (Salle des Enseignes) at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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A journalist stands in the Hall of Signs (Salle des Enseignes) at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

A journalist stands in the Hall of Signs (Salle des Enseignes) at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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Journalists walk in the rooms devoted to Parisian history from the prehistoric period and Middle-Ages at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

Journalists walk in the rooms devoted to Parisian history from the prehistoric period and Middle-Ages at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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A curator talks to journalists in a period room, decorated with the ceilling from the Salons La Riviere by Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

A curator talks to journalists in a period room, decorated with the ceilling from the Salons La Riviere by Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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A view shows the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum and the garden, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

A view shows the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum and the garden, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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The decorative panels for Gilles Demarteau's Salon by Francois Boucher (1703-1770) and workshop are seen in a period room at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

The decorative panels for Gilles Demarteau's Salon by Francois Boucher (1703-1770) and workshop are seen in a period room at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

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