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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

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Address: 6 place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 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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Nice Medieval Museum

We stopped here after leaving the crowds at the Louvre. It was a nice relief. The museum is in an old abbey. It has many unusual exhibits including the Unicorn tapestries and the... read more

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

We stopped here after leaving the crowds at the Louvre. It was a nice relief. The museum is in an old abbey. It has many unusual exhibits including the Unicorn tapestries and the old Roman bath. The rooms are easy to follow and the crowds are not nearly what they are at most of the other museums so you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Since middle age history/art doesn't always carry the same popularity that impressionists and modern art carry, this museum is often less crowded than others in the city. My wife studied middle age history and literature in college, and finds this museum to be the most fascinating of all. For those without the background or love of this subject, it may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

excellent museum of the middle-ages with a fantastic range of tapestries, stained glass windows and other artifacts beautiful exhibits as well access to the roman therms

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum of medieval art that is housed in a medieval cloister. The collection and the space fit together beautifully. Some amazing tapestries and stain glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This museum has many objects from early and Middle Ages. The lLady and the Unicorn Tapestry is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Good display of Medievil tapestries and artifacts all set among Roman ruins. Well worth a visit when in the Latin Quarter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful medieval museum, located in Place Paul Painlevé, Latin Quarter, with many works, including The Lady and The Unicorn tapestries, it is another must see in Paris. There is a guided tour in English!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful building right by the Sorbonne. Went on a hot day and it was boiling inside = disappointment number one (energy was sapped from me). Really loved some of the art work, but was disappointed with the audio guide. I needed it to point out interesting things and stop me feeling overwhelmed. Instead lots of things were bunched together and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful works of art, irreverent misericords, and some fascinating artifacts from daily life. Mostly the late Middle Ages, with Roman ruins underneath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This small museum has a wonderful range of medieval works from highly ornate religious artifacts to household objects. The Roman ruins are an interesting layer to the medieval theme with a fairly well-preserved frigidarium housing the Pillar of the Boatmen. The tapestries are magnificent.

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Address: 6 place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 53 73 78 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
Saturday 9:15 am - 5:45 pm

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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.
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