Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age, Paris

(4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a house in the middle ages, it has quarters and well kept gardens. Too bad that day that we were not outlined the blanket of the Lady and the Unicorn. You should check beforehand
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  • The building is interesting for its architecture. His collection is full of paintings, sculptures and ivory, between masterpieces; but the jewel of the Museum is undoubtedly the series of tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn. They are exceptional, because although there are other tapestries in the same museum that does not detract, they have an overwhelming beauty and gives me a feeling of peace and harmony difficult to explain.
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  • I have visited the Maison de Cluny (Museum of the Middle Ages) previously several times during the 1990's. Now they are extending and modernizing the museum, with a whacking great extension that has n...  more »
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  • Really cool "small" mid evil castle. I would not have even noticed it if it hadn't been in a book I bought for my daughter from a gift shop in the Louvre. I'm glad I did though because it's a nice little castle with some interesting artifacts and history. Cost about 6.5 euro so one of the less expensive places to visit but has some of the oldest statues and artifacts in Paris. Worth a stop if you have time.
  • This is a museum in France and like many throughout the country information will be in french. Audio tour guide headphones are available for a fee at most tourist points. We are from Dallas, TX and visited France for the first time a month ago. Many french citizens speak english. We were happy to find many french going out of their way to help us. And we also had our cell phones to search information and a translator app. We enjoyed our time in France.
  • Pay the admission and experience medieval history. Definitely set aside a full morning for the museum. Don't forget to download Rick Steves' free MP3 audio tour, which provide an excellent tour on the museum, with plenty more to explore!
  • The museum has an amazing collection of medieval art being the most iconic the 6 tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn. But also make sure to visit the Frigidarium. In few meters you can cover 1000 years or more of history: from French medieval Times to Roman Times. Simply amazing. Why 4 and not 5 stars? Museum needs renovation and At least more explanations both in English and another language
  • Major museum for the history of middle age. Very nice sculptures; my favourite is definitively Ste Barbe. The master pieces are the many tapestries of the lady with the unicorn illustrating the 5 senses + one ! Try to guess what it is ?