Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art, Paris

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Formerly the Musée de Cluny, Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art houses a variety of important medieval artifacts, particularly its tapestry collection. The most famous tapestry of the collection is the 15th-century "La Dame à la Licorne" (The Lady and the Unicorn). Other notable works include early medieval sculptures from the 7th and 8th centuries, as well as gold, ivory, antique furnishings, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts. You'll also marvel at the building itself, from its colorful stained glass room to the Roman baths and the "Pillar of the Boatmen" carved in the 1st century CE. To visit Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip itinerary builder website .
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  • October 5, 2017
    This museum covers many aspects of Paris & France history not available in others (like Louvre). The original heads and statues from the facade of Notre Dame alone are worth the visit. The tapestries ...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    This museum has been a favorite of mine for over 30 years but I had not revisited in recent years. The conservators and curators have done a lot recently. It was well worth the visit. The highlights a...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    We only had an hour to spend at the Musee de Cluny on our last day in Paris and we all wished that we had been able to spend longer. There are so many wonderful exhibits dating right back to the 1st c...  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    Love. Every single aspect from the entrance to the exit. Easily one of our best museum experiences in Europe. Seeing some of my favorite works of art up close was breathtaking and emotional. I can't wait to return
  • June 12, 2017
    A gem of a museum. Not to be missed if you are into all things medieval. If you aren't into all things medieval, still go, it might convert you. World class object collection covering all aspects of life in the middle ages. Housed in an amazing historic building. It's small when compared to the Louvre, but it's more focused so you can absorb it all in a single visit. Highly recommended.
  • September 14, 2017
    Wonderful museum highlighting the medieval ages. Currently undergoing some renovations, small museum but fantastic collection. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are the highlight of the museum. If you catch it right, take a tour of the roman baths.
  • October 5, 2017
    Really pretty medieval museum, with beautiful exhibitions. It's currently on renovations but you can still see pretty much everything!
  • August 14, 2017
    Historical museum, personally not such a fun of medium age, but nice. Particularly remarkable the dame with the unicorn series. 8 to 10€ the entry fee.

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