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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

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Address: 6 place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 53 73 78 00
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This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of...

This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.

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Tapestries, including the Lady and the Unicorn, beautiful stained glass, statuary and former exterior pieces from Notre Dame, and on and on. The Cluny holds your interest as you... read more

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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tapestries, including the Lady and the Unicorn, beautiful stained glass, statuary and former exterior pieces from Notre Dame, and on and on. The Cluny holds your interest as you explore its halls, turn the corners, and see for yourself the art and culture of the Middle Ages. The audio guide is a true resource that fills in the stories of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cluny Museum, or the Museum of the Middle Ages, is a small collection, but the star items are the 6 enormous tapestries done in the Middle Ages of a woman, her handmaid, a lion, and a unicorn. Five of the tapestries each have one of the 5 senses as the theme; the sixth is meant to represent (they say)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum; very interesting to take the time to read the info on the different lady and unicorn tapestries. Beautiful. Peaceful building and not the crowds of other Paris sites when we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a delightful museum, chock full of beautiful medieval stained glass, statuary, and metalwork. It's also the home of Nicolas Flamel's tombstone, which was a pleasant surprise for our Harry Potter loving kids. The unicorn tapestries are impressive as well. The Musee de Cluny is definitely worth a trip if you enjoy medieval art and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old Paris "hotel" of the Abbots of Cluny, in the heart of the Quartier Latin. The well in the courtyard is worth the visit! You'll find all things medieval here, fabulous goldsmith/silversmith work, stained glass, statutory that was originally on the front of Notre Dame, tapestries, including the famous Lady and the Unicorn series.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

small museum compared to others we have been to,but the tapestries are spectacular!! well worth a visit

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cluny monastery is one of the oldest and most famous in Paris. If you visit the museum you can take look at impressive Romanic building and see a rich collection of Medieval art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the oldest cothic style building in Paris and the old Roman baths underneath the building is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love everything Medieval this museum is for you. Enjoyed meandering through the rooms to see all the sights. The staff are very friendly and helpful and also speak English. Can get audio guide for free, just have to leave identity with them until you return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being very interested in medieval history this was a must see for me, and I wasn't disappointed. The building itself is beautiful and a great setting for the exhibits. There is a great range of exhibits and the atmosphere is very intimate. Not like a modern institution museum. Really worth visiting.

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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