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Musee des Arts decoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
0144555750
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Ranked #116 of 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had seen the Musee des Arts Decoratifs before but we wanted to see it again. When we saw it this time there was much more to see. We especially liked to see the Art Nouveau paintings and furniture, as well as the Art Deco things too. There was a special exhibition of Chinese art, which was very good. Another... More

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you have the Paris Museum Pass and have time on your hands, you can visit it. But if you are on a budget and on time constraints. I would not recommend it. The 9euros are hefty for what is on display and if you have no time, just stick to the next door Louvre and its GIANT collection which... More

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Montreal, Canada
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As many have pointed out, there are no crowds here so you can really enjoy the exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the more modern periods. Other people have done a great job describing the museum so I will point out two things you should not miss. The first is an exhibit on making objects with compressed wood. The science and end... More

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Boston
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23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Be sure to visit the Musee Les Arts Decoratifs. In my opinion, it has much merit on its own in spite of its close proximity to the Louvre. The current Dries Van Noten Exhibit is astoundingly well put together; an indicator of the high caliber of this museum. If you're in Paris now, don't miss it! (Actually I have to... More

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a perfect size museum.... located in a corner of the Louvre, but with its own entrance and entrance fee... It seems to be an overlooked museum and not well attended, so you can enjoy it without the crowds. It is difficult to visit as the furniture section though chronological, does not sequence in terms of consecutive floors, so... More

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Chandler, AZ
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We paid extra to see the special exhibits (lacquered arts) and were amazed at the items we saw. Unlike other museums close by, there were no crowds, just a few other visitors in some rooms. Many items were from around the world, besides those created in France.The exhibits on the upper floors were less impressive, more modern day items. However,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I'm not at all into fashion, but my daughter and I both loved the fantastically beautiful exhibition here by designer Dries van Noten, showing how his inspiration and ideas lead to his designs. Also a great art nouveau and Art Deco exhibit. Great little museum right next to the louvre.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a very interesting museum. I went particularly to see the Art Nouveaux and Deco section. Not an expert, but what I saw was lovely. Only complaint is the layout of the building itself is very odd. Never did find the jewelry.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The place is a bit unequal - some parts, such as the XIX century furniture, is an absolute must for those interested in this period of French interior decorative arts. The 20th century is a bit sketchy though with some excellent pieces but also considerable holes in the collection. The space is also uneven - great up to the 4th... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Pleasantly surprised what a lovely museum this is - a really great way to see France during its grandest historical periods via its objects, possessions, furnishings, furniture, clothing, etc. Some interesting contemporary exhibits etc too. Thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours in here, and could have stayed for longer. Lovely little restaurant outside too.

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