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Musee des Arts Decoratifs

#85 of 1,089 things to do in Paris
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 107 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 55 57 50
11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Museum with incredible and well laid-out collection of furniture and...

Museum with incredible and well laid-out collection of furniture and clothing designs form the Middle Ages all the way through the 21st century. Make sure you leave enough time to see all the floors.

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Extensive fashion collection, would like more on show

Housed in the Louvre but separate from the main museum (entrance on Rue de Rivoli), we went as my daughter is very interested in fashion and textile. The Musée des Arts... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Housed in the Louvre but separate from the main museum (entrance on Rue de Rivoli), we went as my daughter is very interested in fashion and textile. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs incorporated the Musée de la Mode et du Textiles some time ago. Sadly, there is less fashion and textile on display than we would have liked and a... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum Arts Decoratifs is in Rue Rivoli; There are three collections of decorations; arts decoratifs, mode and publicity; very nice collection of Art Nouveau, Art Deco as a collection of islamique art; The museum of publicity is the first museum of this type in the world and in a outlined structure of Jean Nouvel; The museum of fashion and textile... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an exhaustive and informative exhibition on the Bauhaus movement,what inspired it and what it in turn inspired. All aspects of the movement are displayed including photographs,ceramics,theater,jewelry etc.. Interesting footage of contemporary films complete the show. Unfortunately the exhibition is crammed in a space much too small for all the materials shown and labels are confusing if not outright... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, note that this museum is closed on Monday, open on Tuesday (unlike the Louvre). I went to look at the permanent exhibits, as I hadn't been before. Wonderful Art Nouveau furniture etc, also Art Deco. But floors 5-9 are closed at the moment, so you pay 11€ for less than a third of the content, which seems to me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was here for the recent fashion exhibit and again for the Bauhaus and fashion exhibits. All three were excellent. This may be my favorite Paris museum. They layout lends itself to well expressed intersections of ideas and themes. It's between the Louvre and L'Orangerie so it's easy to get to. There's no reason not to go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Of course I wouldn't try to persuade a first-time visitor to skip the Louvre and come to this jewel, but that visitor wouldn't be disappointed. The special exhibit on the the Spirit of the Bauhaus was just lovely -- beautiful pieces very nicely displayed. The textile exhibit was about dress codes throughout history and the consequences of violating those codes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We always come to Paris to see the exhibitions as they are so much better than London shows, and we try and see most things at this museum as it's exceptional. This show was the Bauhaus. Had such wonderful things in that show. Was really well laid out and appreciated the english translations. Best gift shop too! Thanks for such... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Musee des Arts Decoratifs is an outstanding specialized museum that deserves a visit. It wouldn´t seem to be a must when visiting Paris, considering that it´s located just beside the Louvre. In fact my first idea was going to the Louvre, but the long queues put me off a bit, so I decided to have a go at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A mind blowing collection of objects designed for living. The recommended route transitions from medieval to modern including rooms from Jeanne Lanvin's home and exquisite Art Deco and Art Nouveau furnishings etc. The curation of the permanent exhibits is fascinating and draws you on. We had to return as we barely made it to Napoleon in the first visit. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Most people who visit Paris don't usually go to this museum even though it's just down the road from the Louvre. If you appreciate great design this would be something to include on your list of places to see in Paris. They have a wonderful permanent collection of furniture and ceramics in addition to current exhibitions. The most recent exhibit... More 

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