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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 #35 of 755 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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

No queues, we were using Paris museum pass, so we didn't wait for a ticket also. Interesting mixture between Middle centuries and the Ancient times. Beautiful garden, were you can rest.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum is also one of my favorite, the renaissance period seems so delicate...the tapestry of the unicorn is just amazing. though they are remodeling the yard now, do not miss the well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was not first on our list, but it was recommended by Another Paris. We are glad we went. The thermal bath ruins are very interesting, but the tapestries of the Girl and the Unicorn are superb. Worth going to; there are also many other interesting objets d'art to see. No cafe on site but there is a book and... More

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washington, dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were taking a self guided walk (Rick Steve's Historic Paris audio) and detoured to the Cluny which is on the Left Bank. It is covered by the Museum Pass so , for us, worth and hour or so. The museum has pretty gardens outside, creating a nice entrance and walk and the middle age history covered by the museum... More

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Saylorsburg Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My grandson and I visited this museum of the Middle Ages. This is a former monastery and very interesting to explore. The tapestries are the highlight. We had hoped to see the spot where Charles Messier did his observing and established his list of Messier objects. But no one at the museum had heard of him. How odd that in... More

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Museum has a lot of artifacts, architectural remnants, stained glass windows. But the best is the grouping of tapestries including a room of unicorn tapestries. Also a narwal or nar whale tusk--probably 8 foot long--that was the supposed unicorn horn of old. Museum was surprisingly entertaining and we are not fans of the Middle Ages. Close to Notre Dame, Pantheon,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Middle ages can be such an enchanting subject. However, in this museum, you do not feel touched at all. Not a pleasant visit. I did not even like the tapestries. There are much more interesting things to do in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wow! I originally wanted to visit this museum for the famed Unicorn Tapestries I learned about in Art College; but what a surprise and huge collection is to be found here. Just about an example on anything related to the pre- 12th through early 16th Centuries from architectural columns, to artwork, tapestries, religious reliquary items, statutes, illuminated manuscripts, gothic furniture,... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The museum has a beautiful collection of medieval art. Statues, pottery, icons and naturally the tapestry of The Lady and the Unicorn. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there are in fact six such tapestries, in stead of just the one I thought existed. I have to say that I don't find it to be a museum suited... More

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Pisa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A very interesting museum in Paris not only for "The Lady of the Unicorn" . In fact, there is a huge number of pieces worth seeing ranging from those of everyday life to masterpieces of craftmenships and arts so do not look to the the lady only. An important defect is that the museum bookshop only has books in French,... More

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