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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 750 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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Longmont
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My friend wanted to go to this museum. I balked, stating 'I don't like medieval stuff.' If you are like me get over yourself and go! It's so much better than I thought it would be. They have parts of the original statues off the front of Notre Dame. They also have the 'Lady and Unicorn' tapestries. Yup, I said... More

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of the most interesting "smaller" museums I've ever seen. It is compact but everything from roman baths to XVI century is so interesting that you get out more plaeased than with the wonderful but too big Louvre. Best things (to me): roman baths, pillars, kings heads made of stone, painted glass windows from XII and XIII centuries (that you... More

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Penngrove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you're staying in the Latin Quarter, take a quarter-day to see this museum! For museum-pass holders with an hour or two to spare, this museum is unlike any other in Paris. You'll see the Girl and the Unicorn tapestry, missing heads from Notre Dame, hidden during the French revolution and only uncovered in the 1970's, plus a wonderful Roman... More

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southwest England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We have been here several times over the years and never tire of the place. The abbey buildings are fabulously restored...vast spaces that set off the exhibits which are beautifully displayed. The tapestries are very special..of course the lady and the unicorn. Best is feeling uncrowded in such a lovely place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

excellent collection of Middle Age art and artifacts, in particular the wonderful series of tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn. There are also artifacts and excavations dating back to Roman times on the site. Well worth a visit, the museum is very conveniently and centrally located. Skip the crowds at the Louvre and go here instead!

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wantage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful building houses a lovely museum with a range of exhibits from Roman to medieval. The frigidarium is a vaulted and extraordinary part of the Roman bath. The tapestries are gorgeous, and the Lady with the Unicorn series is here. If you don't fancy the museum, don't miss the medieval garden outside ...free access, great space to take a... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We decided to visit this museum mainly to see the best preserved roman ruins in Paris, but boy we were surprised by what the collection had to behold. Beautifully preserved stain glass windows, marble statues, jewellery, pottery and an insight into daily life during the middle ages. But of course, the highlight of the museum are the tapestries. The Lady... More

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Boston Metro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Jewelry, pottery, tapestries--including the famous tapestry talked about in Dan Brown's first book about the Holy Grail.

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After starting our day with Modern Art, our 10 year-old said, "OK, let's go see some old stuff now." After a quick lunch time perusal of the tourbooks, we decided on this museum as it was on the way back to our apartment. It closed a little earlier than some of the other museums which was a bit disappointing but... More

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Schwedelbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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