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Musee des Arts Decoratifs

#105 of 912 things to do in Paris
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 0144555750
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Museum with incredible and well laid-out collection of furniture and...

Museum with incredible and well laid-out collection of furniture and clothing designs form the Middle Ages all the way through the 21st century. Make sure you leave enough time to see all the floors.

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Marvellous Pierre Frey restrospective at the musees des arts decoratifs in Paris

This retrospective of the house of Pierre frey (home textiles and wallpapers) was totally amazing and definitely worth a visit. The history of the company is shown in detail and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vught, The Netherlands

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Vught, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This retrospective of the house of Pierre frey (home textiles and wallpapers) was totally amazing and definitely worth a visit. The history of the company is shown in detail and there are many exhibits of fabrics along with the daily objects that inspired the creation of the designs. Fascinating.

Thank Rsars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hit the wonderful Musee des Arts Decoratif for an hour or so before they closed. We know Paris and the French generally are supposed to be fabulous lovers. But it's got us bamboozled how anyone's ever found the time given the sheer volumes of ART in this country. The huge exhibitions are amazing and so much to take in.... More 

Thank JnVSydney
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this museum. It is very easy to access. No queues which is a bonus and easy to follow so you don't miss out on anything. It is packed with furniture, ceramics, jewellery, furniture - you could literally spend all day here. I particularly liked the 1940s and 1950s rooms and also the gift shop has some very... More 

Thank KiplingsMom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for the Art Deco and Art Nouveau collections and we were not disappointed. The museum is easy to get lost in - despite the extensive map. It has endless halls of decorative arts through the ages. No line to get in (11 euros per person). One of a kind objects in many areas (wood, ceramics, silver, glass, etc.)... More 

Thank Chicagoehc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looking for a unique Art Experience Les Decoratif is the musee to visit. Positioned on Rue de Rivoli and next to the Louvre it is a must see. The jewel exhibit is a permanent collection and the seasonal exhibits (Korea Now) are visual masterpieces of art, jewelry, fashion and design. This last exhibit on Korea, a joint venture by France... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We went here to mainly go to the gift shop as it is rated really high based on items for sale. We were not disappointed and the shop is lovely. Took in the Korean fashion exhibit and saw many art students drawing the gowns. Great place to go and it is basically on the side of the Louvre on Rivoli

Thank FLtravel0330
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

if you're interested in the decorative arts, this museum is a must. we love Art Deco, and their display of this was outstanding. but the way they do all the periods and and the decades of the 20th century is pure French class. Esay to get to, simple to follow, and a total joy.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Decide what you want to see first. We have a craving for Art Nouveau furniture and the collection is amazing. See 4th and 5th. floors. Great and informative audio guides. Navigation through the museum is not excellent but having a specific destination helps greatly. Don't try to run through the museum and pass by the exhibits, savor the moments. (..that... More 

Thank pepelepew848
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This museum has a beautiful and extensive display of glass, furniture, ceramics, etc. Keep climbing the stairs and you'll be rewarded with some great collections eg. chairs, and good views.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A top notch Museum conveniently located adjacent to the rear of the Louvre, near the Palais Royale. Has both a permanent collection and special exhibits. Personally enjoy the Art Deco and Art Nuveau selections. Interesting layout with multistory construction. Could use more signage in English, so using an Audioguide or iPad app works out fine. ...

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