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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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This place was awesome. It was not crowded and is tucked away quietly, even though St. Germain is right there. Beautiful examples of Medieval art and architecture. The Lady and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This place was awesome. It was not crowded and is tucked away quietly, even though St. Germain is right there. Beautiful examples of Medieval art and architecture. The Lady and the Unicorn was amazing to see in person. The roman bath area was a neat find as well. Definitely would go here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This small museum contains an outstanding collection of medieval art and some interesting articles of daily life in the Middle Ages as well. Among my favorites: the display of the original sculptures of Old Testament Kings from the facade of Notre Dame Cathedral (torn down and decapitated during the Revolution); the displays of stained glass, for once at eye level;... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had not planned to visit the Cluny during our short stay in Paris; it has so many other museums and attractions demanding to be visited. But, we did wander into the Cluny and were very happily pleased with the result. In fact, it is one of the most enjoyable of the attractions we visited in Paris. Unlike the Louvre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wanted to go to the Cluny Museum to see the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries, but they have much more to offer. The museum was actually a medieval building on an old Roman bath. You can see a large area that shows the construction. Also housed in the museum are artifacts from Notre Dame including stone heads, and stained... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Contains the remains of a Roman baths and the home of the Abee de Cluny. Medieval artefacts from nearby and also from Notre Dame. English signage not good, but the audio guide is very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best places to visit in Paris to get some insight into the city's history and culture. A rather strange building dating back to Roman times (e.g. the bath-houses or thermae) but also inclluding later religious structures. There is a god collection of mediëval woodcarving and sculpture (incl some Notre Dame originals), but the main prize... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was excited for this museum but was utterly disappointed by my experience. As an english speaking person (and as a person in general) it was disorienting and poorly laid out. They were clearly in the process of moving things around, because the guides that went along with the rooms didn't match what was actually being displayed, and the majority... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Be sure and get the audio guide. This museum itself is part of the remaining ruins. The museum is extensive in its collection. It is not a armour museum but concentrates on the remaining artifacts and religious art. I found the who area fascinating. This museum was a former location of the Bishop of Cluny and is not the actual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful museum. From Roman times to medieval times. Art,tapestries, religious iconography, stained glass, domestic items (I especially loved the medieval childs "tea set"), soldiers swords and armour, Roman baths. Just amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours here, dont miss this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love the tapestries in the museum and could view them for hours. But unfortunately, there are little accommodations for people who can't easily do steps. The exhibits are difficult to find and the signs not terribly helpful, even in French. But aside from that, the tapestries will win the hearts of anyone who likes this type of exhibit. There... More 

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