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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  • The Museum of Cluny is really great, with a wealth of collection. A must go see it. The negatives would be: a lack of lighting on certain parts, which is a shame and also think about translating captions of objects in foreign languages (English and Spanish), even if there is, our audio guides available.
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  • This was one of our favourite museums in Paris. This museum is on the Paris Museum Pass, which is available for purchase at any newspaper kiosk or where advertised. This museum is a must visit for his...  more »
  • The Cluny would be the best-known, best-loved museum in most other cities. In Paris, it isn't the biggest or the most famous so it can be overlooked, particularly on a short visit. The first class art...  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 ?