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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

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Address: 6 Place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 73 78 00
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This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of...

This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.

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L'histoire!

If history is your thing you need to visit this museum. One of many to really get to see the French take on world history from the ancient times to the modern age.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If history is your thing you need to visit this museum. One of many to really get to see the French take on world history from the ancient times to the modern age.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has always been one of my favorite museums. The famous "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries are in a climate controlled room with seats in the middle so you can sit and look at all of them. There are beautifully cleaned parts of figures that were original to Notre Dame and have broken off and been replaced. You can spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite museums in Paris. At the present time it is undergoing major renovations and a good portion of the museum is closed. If this is your one and only time to visit Paris, be sure to stop by to see the incredible unicorn tapestries. If you think you may be returning in the future, hold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By chance we walked by this lovely place. I was fascinated by its beauty! It truly looked like a castle. This museum is housed in the townhouse of the abbots of Cluny. For the price 0f 8 Euros, we can enter this museum and learn quite a lot about the Middle Ages. I had never seen so much information as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable collection of artwork of all kinds from the middle ages into the renaissance. We had two hours and could have spent two more. Well have to go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved the tapestries of La Dame et Le Licorne, the lady and the unicorn. To be able to wander through this beautiful setting of the Musee de Cluny, and stand in a quiet room, gazing at the originals, was simply magical. However, there are many other, equally marvellous treasures and artefacts to be seen here. Definitely well... More 

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A visit to the Cluny Museum in Paris is a study in medieval history. The former townhouse and Roman baths contain a fabulous collection from both the Roman and medieval times. The Lady and the Unicorn exhibit shows all six tapestries that have produced several explanations of their hidden meaning for over 100 years. The 9€ admission is well worth... More 

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The Cluny is a little hard to find, with all of the remodeling and being in a somewhat residential area, but it's well worth the find.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend the "National Museum of the Middle Ages" only for teachers, professors or students with a particular interest in the pre-Renaissance era; all others, my wife & I included, will be bored stiff. The museum touts as its highlight "The Lady & the Unicorn" tapestries, 6 in number, circa 1500. The museum also houses the original stone heads of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a middle age museum. Very rich in details and very interesting for people that loves history. Is worth to go on Sundays and appreciate the music concerts that happens on the afternoons.

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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