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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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Magnificent Medieval Museum

For years we'd been told to get to the Cluny, and we finally did. Wow! It's filled with relics, art, architecture...you name it, from Medieval times. Not just tapestries, but... read more

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

For years we'd been told to get to the Cluny, and we finally did. Wow! It's filled with relics, art, architecture...you name it, from Medieval times. Not just tapestries, but statues, and whole pieces of churches and homes. We used our Rick Steves book as a guide, and were able to follow every room. There are so many beautiful pieces.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

After several visits to Paris we finally got to visit this museum, and we were very impressed. The museum is in a medieval house and includes the old Roman baths. A very informative audio guide was provided free of charge, and this added to our experience. It is well worth a visit if you have been to the more famous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Museum houses a variety of important medieval artifacts, including the fifteenth century tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn and other notable works from the seventh and eighth centuries...works of gold, ivory, antique furnishings, stained glass, and manuscripts. We loved this museum....its architecture, the gardens, the contents. Well worth an extended visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been to this fabulous museum twice before, Sept 2012 and January 2013 but my adult son had not and since he is very interested in Mideval Time I suggested we visit. What a fabulous collection. even though this was my third visit I saw things I had not seen before and appreciate the collection more and more each... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We read about this museum in one of the guidebooks and gave it a try. We needn't have bothered. The exhibits were skimpy and were presented with little context. I would not recommend the effort to visit it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Perfectly-sized museum. No line-ups. I know there needs to be temperature and relative humidity requirements but on that particular afternoon of low 30s temperature outside, it was sweltering inside. My two kids (6 and 8) are museum-goers but unfortunately the Cluny didn't hold their interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wonderful museum both from the exibits themselves and the actual building which has an atmosphere all by itself. It helps that although popular the museum was not too crowded the afternoon we visited. Anyone with an interest in French medeival history will enjoy this museum as you can get up close to statues, painted screens, tappestries and stained glass that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a Museum of Medieval Art. There are a lot of tombstones, tapestries, and other objects. Much of the art is religious. The big drawback is that this museum has many stairs up and down. It is not handicapped friendly at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If your a history buff this is the place. Roman ruins in the heart of the Latin Quarter. I took my son in law and he was totally impressed. Roman baths,Roman ruins , incredible tapestries and armor from the Medieval times all a few blocks from our hotel.Do your self a favor and take in this incredible hidden gem of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I first visited this museum 10 years ago to see the tapestries and it remains a favourite. Middle of summer, no standing in line, and the museum almost to ourselves is a small piece of heaven in a hectic Parisian summer. Whilst the tapestries remain the draw card, the beautiful architecture, the many Middle Ages artefacts and the simplisticy is... More 

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