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Musee National du Moyen Age-Thermes et Hotel de Cluny

Address: 6 Place Paul-Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-53-73-78-00
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Ranked #28 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
Owner description: This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.
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Houston, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

So full of fascinating historical treasures you must set aside hours to see it all properly although a quick skim is well worth the effort also! The Unicorn tapestries are gorgeous and simply amazing.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The allegorical tapestries of the five senses and their centre piece À mon seul désir is worth the journey itself. This is one of Paris' least known true art treasures. The museum is itself interesting also for those who are not medieval nerds, it is pedagogical, and just the right size; you can walk through it in an hour and... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited on the First Sunday of December, so the museum was free. They currently have an special exhibit on "travel" during the Midieval centuries that was fascinating. Lots of stained glass, tapestries, jewelry and other relicts. Disappointed the gardens were closed but the building itself is interesting (they are still doing archeoloical digs around it). Also fascinating how old the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is one of the few museums I have visited which is not daunting, and grand enough to intimidate, forcing one to hush the voice. Le Musee National du Moyen Age to give it its formal name, is a warm, cosy, welcoming place, awe inspiring, and at the same time, wooing one to come a step closer and admire, question,... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This museum is very interesting, and little know. Near the Sorbonne University the medieval bulding is incredible. But the tapestries "The Lady with the Unicorn" is often considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in Europe. I'm totally in love with this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There are a fair number of famous Parisian landmarks that can trace their roots back to the middle ages - Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, St-Severin Church and Sorbonne University to name but a few. So it makes sense that this terrific museum exists to showcase important collections from the period. Indeed, even the building that the museum occupies used to... More 

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Harwinton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Cluny is an exceptional museum we might have skipped if we hadn't been staying nearby. That would have been our misfortune. Housed in a building that looks (and is) appropriately medieval, art and artifacts from the Middle Ages are presented in an ideal context and with every effort made to engage and educate visitors. Guests who aren't fluent in... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This museum is very interesting and has a much more intimate feel than the larger museums in Paris. The displays are accessible and the museum wasn't overly crowded, even on a Sunday afternoon. I really enjoyed it.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

once again, a museum I have visited a while ago. very interesting exhibit of the middle ages in France and Europe.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

From Roman times to the Middle Ages to the revolution to a concert from today, this museum delivers. Ancient Roman baths? Check. Medieval collection of a high order? Check. Heads of the statues of the kings decapitated from Notre Dame? Check. Great concerts from time to time, in a remarkable setting? Check. And of course the famous unicorn thing.

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