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Musee des Arts decoratifs

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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
Description: 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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An often overlooked gem, a 3d museum that enlightens and inspires

As a regular visito to Paris, this part of the Louvre museums is not the most obvious one, but it is a true gem. Right next to the main museum, the Decoratifs has a great cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As a regular visito to Paris, this part of the Louvre museums is not the most obvious one, but it is a true gem. Right next to the main museum, the Decoratifs has a great cafe with a garden. Great coffee outside, and one sees the long lines around the pyramid waiting to get in. Always one if 2 temporary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was a little confusing, because we looked for the Museum of Fashion and Textile and we ended in this Museum of Decorative Arts. Until now I am not sure if they are the same place. It happened to have a very interesting Button Exhibition (DÉBOUTONNER LA MODE), a true gem in our trip! It also has nice jewellery rooms.... More 

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Guadalest, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely and quiet museum. Great for designers. Would definitely like to go again to spend more time here. The curators were very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited here to see the Button exhibition and by chance saw the Fornasetti show. Both brilliant but Fornasetti was awe inspiring. Such an incredible artist. The room of trays alone. The exhibitions in this building are always a surprise and this weekend was no exception. Loved it all. The shop is great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Musee des Arts décoratifs is a real gem and well worth a visit. Not so crowded as the Louvre or d'Orsay, it has the most wonderful collection of French culture, glassware, jewellery, furniture, design, fashion, style and history. Located near the Louvre, and closed Mondays like the Louvre, so try to get there another day, as it is well worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went ere for the Goude exhibition a couple years back and was amazed by this museum. Went back with high expectations last week, but found disappointing exhibtions and a lot of empty rooms. Staff not friendly at all. Will only return when there is something worthwhile on show. And nicer desk people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was the best thing I saw just like a time travel. It starts in the 3rd floor. Read the map given in the entrance so you will not get lost. Leave your bags in the -1 floor so you can move freely. The audioguide is free so take one. The personel was really friendly and very helpful. One extra... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you have any interest in the decorative arts, do not miss this museum. It is gloriously organized and displayed, and the building itself is so beautiful. Don’t forget: Paris is full of brilliant museums in addition to the Big Ones. Go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I hesitated before compiling my review given the existing glowing reviews we've read, but a visit and meal at the Musee D'Orsay helped to solidify my views. We wanted to visit the Decorative Arts Miuseum especially since my partner is studying fine art. The museum is tucked away in one wing of the Louvre, and we struggled a little to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There was a temporary exhibition during the mid of February, It was about Buttons or Boutons. It was excited to know that we can learn so much about human history and each era value through different kind of buttons. Unlike when I entered the Mona Lisa room @ Louvre, the energy inside this place was more positive. I guess, as... More 

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.