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Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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Address: 107 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris, France
Phone Number: 0144555750
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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

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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For interior decorators and designers, this is the museum for you.

Le Musée des arts décoratifs is affiliated with the Louvre, and essentially in the same building, but with a separate admission fee and a separate entrance (12, rue de Rivoli, at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Musée des arts décoratifs is affiliated with the Louvre, and essentially in the same building, but with a separate admission fee and a separate entrance (12, rue de Rivoli, at the very tip of the Louvre's west wing). Over about nine floors, it contains artifacts connected to living spaces, starting with the Middle Ages all the way to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum on Thursday afternoon, supposed to be open till 9pm for the temporary exhibitions, so i went at 7 and start my visit. About 8:30 I decided to cross the hall and go to the temporary exhibition (posters and barbie one) But surprise!!! a guard stop me and said "is close" but obviously in french, i know... More 

Beith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this fab museum for the Barbie expo. Staff were all friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Everyone that i came across spoke English. the museum is easy to navigate and is accessible by lifts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This was such a laugh - from the Barbie Foot (table football in pink) to the 140+ jobs Barbie had. Entertaining and educational but probably over by now.

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Herzlia, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We used this as one of our Paris Museum pass choices purley becasue one of our children was interested in the guide books saying there was an Advertising wing...ah mais non.....that was a temporary exhibit..the rest was a bit dull and unenlightened but we enjoyed the modern and contemporary exhibits of furnishings from the 20th century on one side of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Located next to the Louvre, this is a smaller museum (albeit seven floors) and a must see. Was lovely to stroll through a museum without a swarm of tourists. Each floor was dedicated to different periods of furniture. While we were there they also had the Barbie exhibit. It was a fun exhibit. I could show my daughter the Barbies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The current two exhibitions, Roger Tallon and Barbie, are very interesting and worth a visit. Revolutionary pieces of work by the French industrial designer, Roger Tallon, are on display. Some of the explanations are in English. All types of Barbie dolls can be seen here, including Barbie's friends. Most of them are really pretty. It takes up to two hours... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

nice smaller museum close to the Louvre. it is generally not too busy either that you can enjoy the displays without being pushed out of the way. i recently went to the Barbie exhibition which is on for a little while. there is a set amount for the exhibition and permanent areas. Tickets can be bought online to avoid queues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

If you are in Paris and were a little girl that ever had a Barbie this is a MUST see! A great exhibit of Barbie from the beginning to today! It was great going down memory lane (yes My sister and I had the original Barbie!) well done exhibit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

There are probably continuing changing displays. We went August 16 where the centrepiece was an exhibition of fashion over 250 years. This was a stunning collection of key pieces demonstrating the evolution of men and women's fashions. The displays were sufficiently labelled in both English and French to get a good insight. If all their exhibitions are of comparable quality,... More 

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