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Musee National du Moyen Age-Thermes et Hotel de Cluny

6 Place Paul-Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
01-53-73-78-00
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Ranked #37 of 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.
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Schwedelbach, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This museum has a nice collection of artifacts from the Middle Ages. I'm no expert in any of these, but the museum is set up nicely and is easy to get around. Most explanations are in French, but there are boards in each room with English explanations. Once can also get audio guides as well. My favorite exhibits are the... More

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Albinyana, Spain
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56 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Set in what was once a monastery this museum is a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit, they have some very interesting items on display Of special interest is the collection of medieval tapestries, in pride of place the Lady with the Unicorn, series, Instruments and the gardens are worth a visit too, very peaceful and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Housed in this amazing building, just oozing with history, the museum will be loved by anyone interested in the medieval periods, Catholic history (and it's utterly bizarre notions of worship etc in centuries past), French history, or just loves walking through such old buildings. Worth a visit just for some of the tapestries - especially the unicorn ones - and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Let me make this clear... the layout of this museum and the presentation of it's ancient artifacts is quite spectacular. However, whether it holds one's interest for an extended period of time is dependent on the level of interest existant BEFORE visiting the Museum. For example, one hour of 500 year old sculptures and tapestries was quite enough for me,... More

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Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We spent a few hours here last week and really are glad we did. Everyone found things they were interested in. Kids loved the audioguides and had no trouble using them. They kept my 10 year-old intrigued. As others have said, the highlights for us were the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries and the statues/heads from Notre Dame. Covered with... More

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Ontario Canada
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562 helpful votes 562 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited this museum just to see the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn, but once inside you are captivated by the Medieval Art. This museum is also covered with the museum pass and worth the visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am so glad that I didn't have time to visit when in Paris in 2011. The recent restoration of the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries meant that I could see them in the most amazing condition. I could have sat and looked at them all day, truly the most beautiful tapestries I have ever seen. The building itself was... More

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Glen Ellyn, IL
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33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum was a short walk from where we stayed. We wanted to go and see the Lady and The Unicorn tapestries as well as the heads of the 12 apostles that had been lopped off of the statues at Notre Dame during the French Revolution. We found so much more to enjoy from Medieval times and since the place... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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229 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Located just south of the Boulevard Saint Germain des Pres, between the Boulevard Saint-Michel and the Rue Saint-Jacques, that is a museum of the Medieval Art in Paris and generally in France. That is in my opinion a perfect exemple of tastefully and in devoted manner collected the historical material of the priceless value, especially from the Middle Age period... More

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Santiago, Chile
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I liked the fact it is a small and not too crowed place. I was reccomended to visit this museum during the walking tours, for a Parisian girl. Sometimes you think of Paris and only think in the massive tourist attactions. This small museum has a lot of art from the Middle Ages, not only limited to paintings, also you... More

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