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“Conveniently next to the Louvre”

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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Ranked #95 of 1,182 things to do in Paris
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Fee: Yes
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.
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The collections cover many eras and I was particularly interested in their art nouveau rooms. Sadly, I had very little time before they closed for the day and I had to see the whole place in about 30 minutes. I would recommend this to all decorative art lovers, hopefully you'll have more time to spend than me.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you have a little spare time and are interested in furniture and home decor, this adjunct of the Louvre (located by a separate entrance in the north wing) is worthwhile.

There are some tour-de-force pieces scattered throughout - a massive medieval armoire, a gold-leafed Florentine wood-panel tempera, a recreated 1903 hotel room with an Art Nouveau furniture set, a room full of exquisite antique jewelry. There is currently a Contemporary Fashion exhibit, whose elements were intermingled with the permanent display items.

The layout of the museum is confusing, with two apparent unconnected "sides" (west-east) to choose from at ground level and first floor (second floor to non-Europeans), which somehow morphs into two different main corridors (one on the north, one on the south) by level 3 (sometimes connecting at the ends, sometimes not). Direction signage is not so clear, while the display signage is only in French (except for the temporary exhibits).

The cafe inside is rather pricey. If you do visit, I would recommend Le Musset, a bistro which is only 3 minutes' walk away (see my review).

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

History of furniture and design with a wing dedicated to fashion. Almost never crowded and on the Paris Museum Pass list. It is located at one of the metro stops for the Louvre so can easily be a shared excursion with that or the museums in the Tuileries.

Thank CJunker
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Here is a place to take your time and take in the exhibits without the crowds. For a modest fee we could wander at our own pace and enjoy the design and colour of jewellery, paintings etc. and we only did half of the museum. More for later... We bought tickets at the venue, there was no queue :)

Thank Marg P
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went to view the garments and came out 6 hours later! There was far more to this place than we had imagined and what a diverse collection - jewellery, furniture, toys, accessories, paintings, drawings, porcelain, textiles and costumes all beautifully displayed. The chronological order is helpful and the layout is more intimate than in larger museums. There are small and large special exhibitions and we were lucky enough to see La Mecanique Des Dessous - with corsets, cod pieces and crinolines to try on as well. That was great fun. It is a museum that beckons one back yet is so full of items that you need to rest your brain for a day or two before returning.

Thank jagk4
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