Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age, Paris

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Formerly the Musée de Cluny, Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This museum deserves a visit, more than an hour, despite the ongoing work that somewhat reduce the circuit. The audio guide is useful and well designed.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Were very pleased to visit this Museum and then we rest a bit das the garden of the home. A visit that I recommend for parents of teenagers who love to vary the interest of their vacation in PARIS
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is not a museum you will see on the top 5 or 10 lists, but you should put it on yours. The building is amazing to just sit and look at and then there are the tapestries! I could say a lot more, b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • May 31, 2017
    A beautiful little museum perfect for afternoon escape into the romance of medieval and renaissance ages. Do spend some time admiring the national treasures of France- the astoundingly beautiful set of 6 tapestries collectively known as 'The lady and the Unicorn' tapestries. Harry potter geeks will love it- these tapestries also hang in Gryffindor common room!! Also enthralling are the hallucination-like highly carved Wood tryptychs detailing saintly figures and the lovely stained glass window collections. Also admire the thermal baths from Roman ages. Fantastic photo opportunities here.
  • June 14, 2017
    As for me, this is most interesting museum of history in Paris. It's not so overloaded with relics as Louvre, but by the other hand it's not so exhausting to walk through museum and look at collection. Also here's famous The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry and some other relics. Don't forget to take a look at Gothic chapelle.
  • May 31, 2017
    An incredible gem. The medieval castle was built on the grounds of Roman baths (the remains of which are part of the museum). The place is filled with art treasures from the Middle Ages. The best of these, for my money, are the mangled Kings of Judah busts, which stare out at you from antiquity. The heads once were on statues that decorated Notre Dame Cathedral. French Revolution crowds tore down and decapitated the statues. The heads were buried for 200 years before being accidentally dug up. Fantastic history here.
  • June 5, 2017
    I had a great time at this museum! I went here with a few friends. We learned a lot of interesting information about the Middle Ages through things such as the Unicorn Tapestries and Stained Glass. I also had a great time strolling around the museum with my friends. There are dozens of interesting exhibits to look at and read about. I would definitely recommend this to any French residents or tourists! Je recommend!

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