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Voyage en Capitale on view through February 27. Metro: Saint-Paul.
The history of Louis Vuitton's travel luggage debuts for the first time at the Musée Carnavalet. 

Voyage en Capitale takes visitors on a journey inside the world of Louis Vuitton's remarkable travel trunks.  

You don't have to be a fan of the fashion label to appreciate this exhibit. The show also tells a story about first class travel in the 1800s and early 1900s. 

There were several beautifully crafted examples on display including trunks that stored clothing, toiletries, dolls, shoes, teas, shoes, and linens. Intimate photographs and artwork accompany the exhibit.

Voyage en Capitale is on view until February 27. The 9 euro ($12) ticket also includes a visit through the rest of the Musee Carnavalet. It's definitely worth taking the time to see the whole museum. 
The Musee Carnavalet
The Musée Carnavalet features over 100 galleries devoted to the history of Paris with artwork and period rooms from the 16th through the 20th centuries. 

The building's facade is quite impressive and it's considered to the best examples of architecture in the Marais district. I agree. 

The museum's courtyard (left) is not only beautiful, but offers a quiet retreat from the busy streets.

a glimpse inside the courtyard...

  • Musée Carnavalet is located at 23, rue de Sevigne.
  • Metro: Saint-Paul, Rambuteau, or Chemin Vert.
  • Bus lines: 29, 69, 76, 96.
  • The museum is free, but there is a fee for special exhibits. The Louis Vuitton exhibit is 9 euros ($12).
  • Voyage en Capitale is on display until February 27, 2011.
  • The map below will help guide you to the museum.