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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  • Not disappointed this back on the medieval, the Museum is wonderful. We can stay there for hours as there are many things to see. Only downside the shop is very small, it's a mess.
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  • Glad we took the time to seek out this museum. Beautiful property and wonderful collection. We went for the famous "Lady and Unicorn" tapestries and weren't disappointed! Nice gift store too 
  • If you love the Middle Ages, this museum is for you. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are its most famous gems, but the museum holds many more wonders. It is little known, but impressive. It is wel...  read more »
  • The Cluny Museum is WONDERFUL! I wasn't familiar with it prior to visiting Paris, but I'm glad we had an opportunity to visit it. If you have an interest in medieval sacred art, you'll be fascinated by the collections of incredibly carved triptychs, croziers, and crucifixes. I was particularly impressed by the collection of relics, which included some unusual pieces. The museum is a very reasonable walk from Notre Dame, so it's easy to work into your sightseeing agenda. I just wish I had more time to enjoy it at a more leisurely pace.
  • Hidden under the Latin Quarter is a rich history of Paris, starting from the its early days as Roman garrison to one of the largest cities during the Middle Ages. Musée de Cluny preserves this legacy well, remnants of the old Roman history still can be seen today. It’s also the home of a fascinating collection of tapestries, including its finest: The Lady and the Unicorn.
  • Honestly, it was near the hotel and I thought it would be diverting. But it was better than that! The unicorn tapestries were amazing (as good, if of course different, as the Grayson Perry tapestries) and the rest of the museum just a gem.
  • Beautiful exterior (currently under renovation) and great artwork in this small museum which captures the essence of several periods of medieval French art.
  • This is a great place to purchase a Museum Pass as lines are very short when we visited. Just please don't buy the pass and walk out-this is a great museum that should not be missed!
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