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Musee des Arts decoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
0144555750
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Ranked #125 of 763 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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Anniston, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is another one of those "specialists' museums," as I have come to call them. If you enjoy the elements that decorate a home (and body), then you will enjoy this lesser-known museum near the Louvre. There are amazing examples of pottery, furniture, jewelery, porcelain and almost any other elment that makes the environment in which we live more enjoyable... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This exhibition shows how the fashion designer Dries Van Noten has been inspired for every collection he produced since 1986. Even the design of the exhibition hall is worth seing.

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Australia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
48 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As a huge fan of the clothes of Dries Van Noten, I made visiting the exhibition of the Belgian fashion designer at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs a high priority during a recent visit to Paris. However, the exhibition, to my way of thinking, seemed very incoherent and the explanatory signage/notes were appalling. They were factually wrong in several cases... More

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Londerzeel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

walking down the rue the Rivoli, you will certainy see this building hosting temporary exhibitions. We saw the Dries Van Noten exhibition... A-MA-ZING! A pitty it ended on august 31 but it will come to Antwerp, Belgium as from february 13 to July 19, 2015.(in "mode museum")

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great museum for those who love jewelry, furniture, and fashion. It is a lesser-known museum near the Louvre. Currently, there is a wonderful fashion exposition of the works of Belgian fashion designer, Dries Van Noten. It is like a large vision board as it includes creations from designers such as Schiaparelli, Chanel, and Mugler as well as... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nowhere near as crowded as its next-door-neighbour the Louvre, the Musée des Artes décoratifs takes the visitor from medieval times to the current day, in a well-organised route through the ages. There are changing displays on the lower floors, but when you reach the 3rd floor, the permanent collection begins. Don't forget to pick up your audio guide (inc. in... More

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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