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Musee De Cluny, Paris

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Formerly the Musée de Cluny, Musee De Cluny 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 Musee De Cluny and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip itinerary builder website.
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  • An amazing and interesting collection, wouldn't take more than an hour if you are in a rush. Does not get as crowded as some Parisian sites, but if you go early you will have kind of an exclusive... 
    An amazing and interesting collection, wouldn't take more than an hour if you are in a rush. Does not get as crowded as some Parisian sites, but if you go early you will have kind of an exclusive...  more »
  • This is a wonderful medieval museum - small but certainly worthwhile. The Roman bath area is well preserved. They had some of the stone work from Notre Dame available to look at; these piece date... 
    This is a wonderful medieval museum - small but certainly worthwhile. The Roman bath area is well preserved. They had some of the stone work from Notre Dame available to look at; these piece date...  more »
  • A wonderful visit! A relatively small museum but uncrowded with unique artifacts. The highlight of our visit was the Unicorn Tapestries followed by sacred relics of Christianity at Sainte-Chapelle. A....  more
    A wonderful visit! A relatively small museum but uncrowded with unique artifacts. The highlight of our visit was the Unicorn Tapestries followed by sacred relics of Christianity at Sainte-Chapelle. A....  more »
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  • Amazing!This is a great museum. Awesome to see the medieval tapestries and the golden Christendom items.
  • Controversially, this is the number one place I recommend to people looking for an "alternative" museum while in Paris. I am a medievalist, and I can confirm that the Musée de Cluny has one of the best collections of medieval art that I have ever seen in one building. The building itself, converted from a Roman Gaulish bath house with gothic and later 19th-century renovations is a museum piece in and of itself. But it has a beautiful collection of art from throughout the medieval period from all over western Europe. It includes stained glass, sculptures, reliquaries, ivory and gold caskets, illuminated manuscripts, and most famously of all the tapestry series The Lady and the Unicorn, considered by many to be the greatest example of tapestry in the world. This museum is centrally located, but doesn't get the footfall (or the extortionary prices) of the Louvre, but it is an amazing off-the-beaten-track treasure trove
  • Nice, clean, interesting museum
  • Just reopening newly renovated fantastic 5+
  • I expected to see more of Medieval Paris in this museum like maps of how Paris looked like back then, interiors or any visual content (of how people lived). There were only three rooms available: the Roman baths, The Lady and the Unicorn room, and a room with small treasures of every day objects (like plates, cups, knives etc.) It takes maximum half an hour to see everything, since it’s very small.

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