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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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Beautiful museum - relatively quiet on weekday

Great museum if you have a halfway - not only a wide range of aspects of design covered but also very quiet on the weekday that I went which was a welcome relief from crowds in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great museum if you have a halfway - not only a wide range of aspects of design covered but also very quiet on the weekday that I went which was a welcome relief from crowds in Paris. Can also get some great shots of the gardens from the upper floors. Managed to see the Unbuttoned exhibition that is currently on... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you are at all interested in the decorative arts, this is truly a must. We went specifically for the button exhibit, but also viewed the other collections. Very, very nice. Staff there are very friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stunning collection of decorative and applied arts from the Middle Ages to the current day. I had some of the rooms to myself and never had to jostle with a crowd, and only a literal stones throw away from the madness of the Louvre. The only thing that stopped a five star rating was that the museum is a little... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Been to this museum many times over the years and it is a MUST for its special exhibits...the Button Exhibit was wonderful, very uncrowded, all the mobs and I mean MOBS were lined up and packing the Louvre around the corner. We just went in on the Rue de Rivoli and enjoyed the exhibit which was totally fascinating...wanted to see... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I decided to pay a visit to view the art glass exhibit. And I discovered so much more! This museum focuses on the decorative arts - furniture, fashion, small art objects, toys, etc. I spent about a half day wandering through the various exhibits. The evolution of style is traced from the medieval era all the way up to the... More 

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 609 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It is a museum of the decorative arts and design located in the Palais du Louvre's western wing. The collection is primarily composed of French furniture, tableware, carpets such as those from Aubusson, porcelain such as that by the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, and a large number of glass pieces by René Lalique. It includes numerous works in the Art... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There is currently a lovely exhibit on buttons, and the garments they adorn! So, the exhibit has many thousands of buttons, but also several hundred beautiful female and male garments, emphasis on formal and fashion wear. The exhibit is very well curated, and has English translation. Can be viewed in about 90 minutes.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was very excited to note that an exhibition of Piero Fornasetti would be on while I was in Paris. I am an admirer and collector of Fornasetti plates. The Exhibition was curated beautifully. I loved seeing the subtle way that the Fornasetti designs were used in the designer's home. My husband enjoyed it as well. Next to see was... More 

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Pick up the free "audiogeed" and make at least a half day of it. There is so much to see and know. My wife and I are in Paris for the museums and the food and after 6 days we are not disappointed. The arts decoratifs is just one of the museum pass freebies and well worth it - there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It's kind of weird getting around as it is two buildings of different periods joined together and they didn't do a very good job with the flow. There are odd gaps in the collection besides, and some of the things on display aren't so wonderful. Considering they spent more than ten years "renovating" this place, it's not very impressive. The... More 

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Address: Address: 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 0144555750
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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.
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