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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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One of my favourite museums in Paris

I really like this museum. iIf you're uninterested in things Roman and Middle Ages you will have a lovely time here. It's not a large museum with some of the rooms such as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really like this museum. iIf you're uninterested in things Roman and Middle Ages you will have a lovely time here. It's not a large museum with some of the rooms such as the one housing the famous tapestry "La dame a la Licorne " being a very intimate space and very evocative of this time. I was surprised at... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building is very nice, the exhibits vary from sculptures and tapestries to personal and household items as well as armory and items used in churches. The tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn are magnificent and probably the only interesting part of the audioguide. Apparently, it is one of the ''greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came mainly to see the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, which I have wanted to see in real life for years, but we enjoyed the whole museum. The tapestries were beautiful, as anticipated, and in my opinion the jewel of the collection, but there are lots of other very beautiful and interesting items to see, as well as the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Musée includes the famous tapestries "La dame à la Licorne (the lady and the unicorn). Beautifully presented and recently renovated. But also impressive arts and architecture dating from millenniums ago ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have never been much of a medievalist, but the Musée de Cluny is wonderfully engaging, with a fantastic range of art, history and culture, and of course the famous Lady and the Unicorn tapestries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this museum almost by accident. It was way beyond what we expected. First, the building goes back to the 13th century and the original stones and bricks are revealed. Reminded me of being in The Forum in Rome. The church artifacts are most impressive. The tapestries are the items to be seen. When in the Latin Quarter this... More 

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 10 or so visits to Paris we have never visited this museum. My daughter and I decided to visit in March on the spur of the moment and wow, we should not have waited so long. The tapestries are gorgeous. I cannot recommend this museum highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Knew nothing of this museum, is an absolute must see while in Paris - the history of the place alone makes it worth the visit, let alone the great art works inside, of which the tapestries are sensational, with the ruins of the roman baths just the cream on top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed visiting this museum. It's not overwhelming in size and has lovely exhibits. It has quite a peaceful feel to it and not a huge, bustling amount of tourists. We visited in early August and I particularly loved seeing the collection of Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, glazed pottery and beautiful religious artifacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting location near the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter It is well laid out and offers special exhibitions. It was tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn in July. Beautiful pieces of work. There are Roman foundations under a monastery which then became a church. So an interesting evolution of building. Worth the visit

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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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