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Review of Musee des Arts Decoratifs

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Something totally different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great change from the other over crowded museums and if you want to see beautiful furniture, dishes, jewelry and clothes this is an amazing exhibit. Get the audio guide and spend a few hours really seeing how the early French lived. This is not a museum that will overwhelm you.

Visited July 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit and no queues!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Found this museum very interesting with beautiful displays. Particularly enjoyed the exhibition of the furniture through the different time periods. The museum itself had a disjointed flow and it was not easy to find which way to go around it.

Visited May 2013
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went to the history of under garments exhibit and it was well done and entertaining. Our 8 year old daughter and her friend had a great time trying on costumes at one part of the exhibit and loved the creative mechanical displays that showed how corsets worked.

Visited July 2013
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Porto Alegre, RS
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“History of Decoration and Design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

There's a lot to see there, you will spend several hours inside. Wonderfull furniture of all ages, art-nouveau, contemporain, a beautiful wood sculpted piano, wardrobes with sculpted doors from Germany, tableware, saved hotels decoration, etc. Sure shot for lovers of design and luxury.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“start at the 9th floor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Thank you to the reviewers who recommended starting from the end and go back to the start ... made our experience superb. Head to the 9th floor and start there .. you then head back in time.
Superb furniture collection - beautifully curated - the jewellery is overwhelming but exquisitely presented - it is a bit of a maze but follow your instincts and you'll be fine ... or have a friend who can read those complicated site maps.
We had a break for lunch and went back ... the museum is more of an academic journey than an emotional one .. so go with a curious mind and feed your heart at other Museums like Monceau, Carnavalet and Gustav Moreau.

Visited June 2013
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