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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

#36 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Address: 6 Place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 53 73 78 00
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09:15 - 17:45
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Wed - Mon 09:15 - 17:45
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This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of...

This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.

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I have visited this museum at least 6 times over the years. It is a late Middle Ages /Early Renaissance construction built over Roman ruins. You can still visit the Frigidarium... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maybe we visited this museum too soon. In it's current state it is very old fashioned with poor ways of presenting the collection. When I studied museology these kind of museums were presented as an example how not to do it. And that was 30 years ago. They are working on a restyle and I hope for the better. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this museum at least 6 times over the years. It is a late Middle Ages /Early Renaissance construction built over Roman ruins. You can still visit the Frigidarium - a truly amazing place. This museum has many treasures, but my absolute favourite is the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. They are in a room all by themselves... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing building, with outstanding architecture, and interesting finds. It was however, under extensive renovation, and I felt it really let itself down, by having very little information in English, except for some printed cards, that didn't seem exactly relavent to the room you were in!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum -- dedicated to the middle ages. If your idea of that era is stern religious paintings, and not much else, this is certainly worth taking a little time out to visit. Besides the famous tapestries, there are artistic snapshots of life during that era.

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I could have spent all day in this fabulous museum. Located not far from Notre Dame but on the bank of the river. In a beautiful historic building. So many wonderful things to see inside. On a couple of floors. The highlight is the set of 5 beautiful tapestries known as the Lady and the Unicorn. They are unbelievable. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum! I visited with my university group, as we were studying Medieval Art. Beyond the wonderful collection, what truly is incredible about this museum is the way in which everything is displayed. The museum has made the effort to display their collection how you would've encountered it originally. It was rather quiet when we visited, which I greatly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole building is original medieval, and the collection is gob-smacking, especially the tapestries ('la dame à la licorne' will blow you away).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While tourists line up for the 'big' name museums, this gem gets much less attention. But it is one of my favourites. Middle century architecture and history and is very interesting. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a must see if you like Roman ruins and the Middle Ages. The Unicorn Tapestries and beautiful and a must see. The Paris pass gets you inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes straying just off the main road results in finding great, little known venues. The Cluny is the site of one of the earlier Roman Bath's. What struck me was the internal architecture, particularly the ceilings. Go and see Le Musee Cluny.

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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