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Musee National du Moyen Age-Thermes et Hotel de Cluny

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Address: 6 Place Paul-Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-53-73-78-00
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Description: 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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Interesting museum of middle ages

This is quite close to Ile de la Cité, I actually walked from Notre Dame there. Museum is specialized in middle ages and it was really interesting museum. If you are interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is quite close to Ile de la Cité, I actually walked from Notre Dame there. Museum is specialized in middle ages and it was really interesting museum. If you are interested in crafts and art and history, this is museum for you.

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's no secret that the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries are the showcase of this museum ... and they have recently been cleaned and renovated and an entire special room created for their display. If you have never seen the tapestries, or have not seen them since their cleaning, you must see this. It is near the top of my... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum housed in a delightful building which is itself redolent of history. The absolute highlight are the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, which astound with their beauty, colour, and detail. Arrival at the museum is cluttered and difficult when there are large numbers: the management could do well with a rearrangement of the system of entry,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Unlike the Louvre, the Musee Cluny does one thing only and one thing really well: Medieval art. Most notably, the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn beautiful and worth the trip alone. The museum is also home to many other art and artifacts that offer great value: medieval stained glass exterior statues to some very famous centuries-old buildings in... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went to this museum for the tapestries, which were as good as expected, though would benefit from some sort of illustration of how they might have looked when woven and the colours had not faded. On a busy day, though, the museum could benefit from better traffic management of the visitors. We would also like to have learnt more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We did not expect to spend as much time as we did at Cluny, but it did highlight everything about the middle ages rather well in one setting. Highly recommended is the Lady and the Unicorn, of course, and a few close-up display of medieval stained glass. The bath was surprisingly intact as well, and a great prelude to understanding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We spent a whole morning at this museum and it was really an enjoyable experience learning more about the medieval history of Paris. The highlight of the museum is definitely the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I simply LOVE the Cluny (that is the name I know it by but the official name is Musee National du Moyen Age I believe) . The Lady and the Unicorn is just astounding. The museum itself is peaceful and architecturally interesting. There is a lovely garden outside and when you enter you feel as if you have stepped back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I visited with my daughter, a history teacher, and we spent hours here. The fragments of statues and stained glass were displayed so well. Our visit enhanced our later visits to churches over much of northern France since we had a better understanding of the materials that went into building these masterpieces. I was so happy that many symbols of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Step into another time ...the art is wonderful the displays and the Building are perfect. I will go again.

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor 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 neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.