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Musee des Arts decoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
0144555750
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Ranked #125 of 752 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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manchester, uk
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171 reviews 171 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Diverse variety of exhibits but plenty to attract interest. Hard to find everything and you need a minimum 2 hrs. Bit pricey at 11 euros

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We spent a late afternoon in the museum and we started visiting the temporary expo on Van Noten. Then we enter in the permanent collection but since the museum closes at 18.00 we were not able to finisch our visit and we missed all the '900 art and the other temporary expo on Chinese culture. Thus, we suggest to enter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a fabulous museum attached to the Louvre - I didn't even know it was there but I am glad I found that out! If you have had a bit of an ‘art overload,’ the Musée des Arts Decoratifs is just the solution – artistic and design objects abound here… the objects range from 19th-century toothbrushes to a hallway... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What an amazing collection showing the history of Paris through the centuries in their decorative arts, furnishing, etc.

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Tiburon, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you get tired of looking at paintings all day like I do, definitely check out this wing of the Louvre dedicated to folk and decorative arts. There are excellent exhibits on fashion, jewelry, furniture, and decor spanning centuries (from 15th century decor to modern advertising and everything in between). You have the exhibits to yourself, which was a blessing... More

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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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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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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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66 helpful votes 66 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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