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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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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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Amazing display of Jewellery

I chose to visit this museum to see the clothes and costumes of the past but when I was there the display had been changed. I found this out after I'd paid entry. The display was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A surpurisingly interesting review of the development of the use of buttons on costumes and accessories. It was seriously flawed by lighting levels so low that many items could not be seen and fatigue from straining one's eyesight became unbearable. Considering this the 11 Euro entrance charge was high as only an hour or so could be endured at a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I chose to visit this museum to see the clothes and costumes of the past but when I was there the display had been changed. I found this out after I'd paid entry. The display was about buttons! Initially I was disappointed but it was quite interesting. there was also a display of designers sketches and the clothes. The highlight... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I'm very glad I spent some quality time at this singular, rather small (though 9-floor) museum. After the crush of humanity that's the Louvre next door, I felt like I had this place nearly to myself. I think it's off the radar screen for most visitors. But, if you're a hard-core museum nerd like me, and you especially love applied... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went to see an exhibit of the work of Fontanelli. Very surreal but bits of it I really loved. The plates with the head of a woman - on one she is cross-eyed looking at an inset on her nose. Great fun! Then umbrella stands - a bit archaic now!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Good value museum - quiet with some interesting (and some odd/unusual) exhibits. Surprisingly large and diverse. Good value for money and nice escape from the huge crowds elsewhere.

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McLean, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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