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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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Skip Barbie, See Real Clothes

Barbie exhibit seems all the rage with ridiculous line ups. The better current show is 300 Years of Fashion. Really well rounded exhibition on the history of fashion and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barbie exhibit was very interesting, very crowded, and very very hot. I can't really say much about the other exhibits, because I gave up to go outside (where it was a 'cool' 85 degrees in comparison). If you're interested in visiting this museum, I'd suggest arriving at 11am when the museum opens. Also, note that the automated ticket kiosk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbie exhibit seems all the rage with ridiculous line ups. The better current show is 300 Years of Fashion. Really well rounded exhibition on the history of fashion and development of couture. Changing silhouttes and political climes. Nicely staged with a fantastic elevated "runway" concept in the final space showcasing recent designs. So interesting to see fashion show items so... More 

Thank Rob H
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located inside the louvre, this museum recently reopened - it underwent a much needed 10 year renovation. The permanent collection includes decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the mid century era, and is beautifully displayed in airy rooms. The museum also has temporary exhibitions on artists or themes which are very well put together and quite unique. Those can... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My. Husband,young daughter and I visited here on a recent trip to Paris and were impressed by the exhibition. While it shows barbie through the ages it also gives a background to the history of dolls. There is an interactive area where young children can play with some of the toys. The upstairs portion of the exhibit is especially good.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just in Louvre's building, has a own entrance. Huge musee and nice building. We spent there around 3 hours and could be spend more if we could. Very impressive the exhibition including 3 centuries of fashion.Designer's dresses and costumes on displays and you can take a photos. Not only fashion displays but furniture, arts, china dishes etc. This museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised at how in depth the Barbie Exhibit was. I really enjoyed it. The Fashion Forward exhibit was also very interesting. The jewellery displayed in the Galerie de Bijoux was stunning. This is a good museum to visit if you've been to Paris several times and are looking for something new to see.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Featuring decorative arts, furniture, and fashion, this museum was a nice surprise. Conveniently located near the Louvre and shopping area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to be in Paris during the Barbie exhibit as well as the Fashion forward one. Both are really interesting to do and kind of relate to one another as Barbie as always been linked to fashion design over the years. In that spirit, you'll discover many collaborations between designers and the infamous doll for instance. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Three centuries of fashion 1714 -2016, absolutely fabulous ! Early Eurostar from London ( bit too early as museum didn't open until ten ) this exhibition was made even better by booking my ticket online and being the first in the show so it was like a personal viewing. You can take photos but they would prefer you not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I loved this museum and was delighted to visit at a time when two exhibitions were on: (1) Three centuries of fashion and (2) a history of the Barbie doll. Both were delightful and I spent over three hours there. As well as the historic dresses and men's outfits on display, there is also a display of garments from famous... More 

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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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