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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

6 Place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 53 73 78 00
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This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman baths” (201 reviews)
“middle ages” (326 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:15 - 17:45
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6 Place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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+33 1 53 73 78 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cluny is an exceptional due to its unique architectural setting. The extraordinary collection is housed in Roman baths and a medieval abbey. Do not miss the mysterious contemplative beauty of the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series.

Thank Minervina2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a must because MANY things are in it! 1st must: the splendid 'hôtel particulier' ( mansions), in fact a "pied-à-terre" od the Cluny abbots; and the wonderful chapel at the 1st floor. 2nd MUST: the roman bathes: two enormous halls and a...More

Thank jeanlaurentmanue2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Though this might be on your list for the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, don't skip the rest of this excellent museum. Housed in a unique setting, a former Renaissance bishops' residence, both the building and its collection are exquisite. You won't find anything like...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Off the tourists path but great little museum. Recommended for those who would like to better understand how France developed in the Middle Ages.

Thank SNorman63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Get a taste of life in Middle Ages Paris ... from every area of life. Not just weapons and armor (which they have), but dinner tables! Hair combs! Multiple giant tapestries of a woman and a unicorn from 1500! Missing pieces of Notre Dame cathedral!...More

1  Thank ErikWestby
Reviewed 1 week ago

France's official medieval museum. Great tapestry collection! Not crowded. The building is an old Roman bath, that became an abbots residents. They have the original saints from the Notre Dame facade and explain the rapid development of Gothic art.

1  Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 1 week ago

On on recommendation from a local we visited this wonderful museum. It definitely did not disappoint, the highlight is the unicorn tapestries (which were stunning). However the building and everything in it adds to the experience.

2  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Musee de Cluny on six occasions over the past five years. It has never ceased to delight visIt is one of the prime attractions that Paris has to offer. Not only are the tapestries enchanting, the medieval sculpture of St Barbara and...More

Thank ThakurSahibMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away on the left bank not far from Notre Dame is this wonderful museum of medieval art. A little tricky to find down an alley way, but signs point the way from the main street. Inside, a quiet place to contemplate the times. Not...More

1  Thank Shibas3934
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum contains key treasures from the Roman, early Middle Ages, Romanesque Era, and the Gothic Era, covering Paris (and France) to the 1400s. Of course, most people go here to see the "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry. But do take your time and visit...More

Thank PhilViking
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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
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YIaYia84
15 March 2017|
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Response from museecluny | Property representative |
No problem, you can see them on your own. You can also get an audioguide, free with your entrance ticket. And please notice that a guided tour is also scheduled on this day at 11 a.m. (but only in French). Thank you for... More
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lilianbryan
20 November 2016|
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Response from museecluny | Property representative |
Dear Lilianbryan, yes we have an online gift shop. You can search for the boutique de musees rmn website and then select the Musée de Cluny in the first tab on your left.
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mariskamross
20 April 2016|
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Response from Sofia K | Reviewed this property |
All is worth seeing really.But not to be missed are the Unicorn tapestries and ruins built up inside a room. Also there are the metalworks exhibit.
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