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Musee des Arts decoratifs

#146 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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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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A Parisian gem of a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The jewelry exhibition is very good. The there of the fashion exhibition was buttons when we visited. It was OK but I would have prefered a bit more clothes and fewer buttons. Still the curator had done a very good job. As this was a temporary exhibition the next one can be totally different. The decorative art section is huge... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The buttons and jewelry exhibits are a sight to see on their own. Beautifully curated, and amazing history being the buttons, in particular.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I've only ever been to see the temporary exhibitions and would recommend anyone in Paris because its the fashion capital to make a detour. Whether there's a retrospective of a designer's work or a themed show, the knowledge and passion of the curators runs through every display. The bookshop is a treasure trove including a section on hard to find... More 

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ventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a wonderful change from the overcrowded state of most muuseums during the holidays. It also has an excellent restaurant, perfect for lunch before, after or during a visit to the museum proper. The galleries are well designed, easy to navigate and contain really amazing things. ( Look out for the black ground Sevres porcelein.) The chair exhibit is... 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.