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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

#39 of 1,088 things to do in Paris
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Address: 6 Place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
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This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of...

This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.

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The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries plus..

This is a must visit--even if you just have time for the Tapestries--though it has so much more. make the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit--even if you just have time for the Tapestries--though it has so much more. make the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This former hotel of the Abbots of Cluny was originally started in the 14th Century and rebuilt in the Fifteenth century was undergoing further restoration on our visit. Mary Tudor once occupied this medieval building. There are some original tapestries that would have looked stunning when they were originally completed and although they are faded you can still see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 nothing sympathetic with the gothic style of architecture it is being transplanted onto, that you must enter to see the collections contained within. This museum is quirky... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like medieval times, you will love Musee de Cluny. It has all medieval artifacts and its awesome to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Musee Cluny was bigger than I thought it would be and had more than I thought it would. The building itself was incredibly beautiful and interesting. They had even incorporated part of the Roman bathhouse into part of the building. It looks like they are in the process of adding more to it. If you are not interested in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you interested in the history of the city of Paris itself this museum is worth visiting. It does not have large crowds like many other places and you can wander at your leisure amongst the items relating to the revolution of the town itself over the years. The Museum is not flashy and probably won't interest kids but adults... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little museum off the beaten track. Well worth a visit if you have the time and find yourself in the latin quarter. Be sure not to miss the highlight of the collection--the lady and the unicorn tapestries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have no other word for it: AMAZING.A MUST SEE. The tapestries are unbelievable and the resto do the exhibition is surprising and instructive and the building itself is mind-blowing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful collection of ancient artifacts from Paris. We came here for about 3 hours and really enjoyed being surrounded by the history. Remember that the audio guides are included in the ticket price (we only realised 10 minutes into the trip!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After you have covered off the must see places in Paris this is a good add to your list to cover off and doesn't burn a full day - 2 hours is fine. Definitely get the free audio guide if you are not French speaking since only maybe 5% of the descriptions have english so you miss a lot. This... More 

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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