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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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Don't miss this 'Gem' when in Paris!

When visiting the glorious city of Paris, don't overlook this gem of a museum, Musee de Cluny! It's near the very interesting Latin section and not far from the lovely Luxembourg... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When visiting the glorious city of Paris, don't overlook this gem of a museum, Musee de Cluny! It's near the very interesting Latin section and not far from the lovely Luxembourg Gardens. Once a monastery, it sits a top of ancient Roman ruins. See beautiful medieval tapestries and artifacts as well as Roman antiquities. Easy to see in a short... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this museum. When I went in Feb, I attended a concert and then visited an exhibit on medieval pilgrimage. c'est parfait.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited here a while ago. I've been to a lot of museums, but this one is still my favorite. We took the Rick steeves book with us and glad we did, not everything in france is translated. And he gives a run down on this fab museum, which we used as a guide book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just fabulous! Based on old Roman baths down the bottom. Incredible works of all types, culminating in the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. Amazing that there is very little known about the origin of the works, given their size, and that they have survived so well in bad conditions - water damage still visible. The real concept behind the work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little museum to visit, but the highlight is the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries. They have redone the museum in the last several years so the tapestries are presented all in one room and they are stunning. The rest of the museum is nice and worth a visit, but the Unicorn tapestries are the definite highlight.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The lady and the unicorn tapestries were stunning. Many, many pieces of medieval art and sculpture make this museum wonderful for anyone interested in this time period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is like visiting an old friend. The Unicorn Tapestries are magnificent and a small window into life in the High Middle Ages. Not to mention the Roman baths and the exquisite artwork of the era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Don't miss this museum, which used to be a fabulous ancient hotel. The 6 tapestries of the senses are incredible, including "The Lady and the Unicorn," and the museum is filled with artifacts that are incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to this museum twice in the last 5 years. The first time, there was a performance of medieval music in the hall. It was a delight to wander through this old old building with such delightful melodies playing throughout. They have featured displays which are temporary, but the wonderful unicorn tapestries are always on display. As are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The tapestries of the lady and the unicorn were beautiful. Unfortunately, the audio guide was not very good in terms of information or accuracy (postings were sometimes wrong for what you were looking at). Worth a visit and not too busy.

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Address: 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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