Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
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.
How to get there
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 3 min walk
  • Tuileries • 4 min walk
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,754 contributions
Sep 2022
In the period from now until January 22, 2023, the Museum des Arts Decoraifs hosts an exhibition of the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Fantastic, don't be missed. Cost 14 euros, but be sure to book a special exhibition ticket, which includes permanent collection (I mean, the regular ticket to museum is not covered the special exhibition, but the price is the same). Smart to book the ticket online in advance to avoid the long line in the museum lobby. We were very glad that we did.

About exhibition: Costumes (wow!!!) and fashion accessories are viewed in relation to painting, sculptures, jewelry, perfumes bottles, posters, and photographs by the greatest names of the Surrealist era (Man Ray, Salvador Dali etc) to enable visitors to discover the artistic imagination and modernity of the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli who was at the forefront off fashion in the 1920 and 1930s. I liked her style, but also please pay attention on special hall with Salvador Dali works, costumes - men's jacket with many glasses on it.

Museum des Arts Decoratifs is a part of huge building of Louvre and located at Louvre's Rohan wing with the Pavillon de Marsan (west wing). Getting there: metro station Tuileries, Palais Royal-Musee or Pyramides. Closed Monday. Open 11 am - 6 pm and on Thursday until 9 pm. The permanent museum's collections close anyway at 5:45 pm, but the exhibition is open late.
The Paris Museum Pass only covers the permanent collection. Other option you can buy a combo ticket (which saves you €6) at the Nissim de Camondo Museum and is valid for 4 days (starting from the date of purchase).

My advice is if you are planning to visit a museum take a look at their official website first to check what special exhibition is going on during your stay in Paris. Perhaps the museum's permanent exhibition itself will not be of particular interest to you (this is furniture, fabrics, textiles, floor lamps of all times and peoples)
Written October 3, 2022
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JoanJh
Saratoga, CA475 contributions
Aug 2022
I only went for the Elsa Schiaparelli exhibition so can not say anything about the permanent exhibit. As museums in Paris go, this is a small one but I liked the Elsa Schiaparelli exhibit, especially the actual pieces that are on exhibit. It is borders the Tuileries so the setting is beautiful. We went on a Thursday evening in August, it was not crowded.
Written August 4, 2022
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1,831 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris displays furniture and interior design covering many epochs. Whilst on a temporary exhibition - the fashion, design and graphism of the 80's in France I managed to visit some of its numerous galleries. I must confess I was astonished because I had no idea it was so complete and so well organised.
Written November 25, 2022
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lewseph
Boston, MA67 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The late 19th-early 20thc. especially drew us in. The furniture with inlaid and engraved wood was fabulous. The entire-room exhibits were pretty stunning. The ceramics and glassware from this era were rather homely.
We limited our visit to Middle Ages and contemporary offerings. The Gothic and iconic pieces, taken from cathedrals were gripping presentations.
We thought that the modern and contemporary objects were unattractive perhaps due to their origins in mass production. The scenarios were not part of an interior design and seemed pretty ordinary.
Our personal experience was pretty mixed but we did limit our visit.
Written April 5, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
Jun 2022
This is the part of the Louvre that I like the best as it is of manageable size and is full of treasures. One gets a great overview of the evolution of decorative arts in France, various artistry and craft, plus the styles. And it is a beautiful museum, nice space.
Written June 18, 2022
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Catherine H
London, UK40 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Visited the Harper’s Bazaar exhibition. Picked a quiet time so it was easier to read all the interesting information in addition to viewing all the beautiful clothing and old issues of the magazine. Definitely worth a visit before the exhibition closes in 2021
Written August 5, 2020
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MellieLou71
Katonah, NY31 contributions
Mar 2020
This museum really is up there with the best Paris has to offer, and I am so glad I discovered it. It is a little confusing to navigate but staff were all friendly in helping me find my way when I got lost! The collection is magnificent and well-displayed - I would definitely recommend taking the free audioguide. I spent pretty much the whole day seeing everything, including the two current exhibitions, which were excellent. Jeanne Lanvin's apartment was a real treat, and the jewellery galleries are exquisite. And the "cafe" is so much more than that!
Written March 15, 2020
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lomaro
Copenhagen, Denmark441 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Good size museum with a very good gift shop.
Went to see the Elsa Schiaparelli exhibit and it was very well laid out. Her designs was put in to relevant context and I left both wiser and with a beautiful experience.

The other exhibit did I just go through real quick
Written November 27, 2022
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hezi m
Israel112 contributions
Feb 2020
Second time in this museum. Nice collections of various eras. At the moment (Feb. 2020) some sections are closed due to renovations. You have to find your own way. Most explanations are only in French. Make sure you visit the jewelry room (3rd floor)- best room in the museum, to my opinion. Very beautiful Lalique jewels!!!
Written February 28, 2020
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Rose
27 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
There's a bit of work going on at the moment so a lot of banging but not everywhere. Enough to be distracting.Not great organisation as to the free audio guide. I had to actively seek one out and other visitors here don't seem to have them. Try floor 3 for one. You have to leave your phone number. The whole contents are absolutely amazing though. Beautiful art decor.
Written June 16, 2022
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Musee des Arts Decoratifs is open:
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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