Musee De Cluny
Musee De Cluny
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:15 PM
About
This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • Cluny – La Sorbonne • 1 min walk
  • Maubert-Mutualité • 4 min walk
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  • Tyke
    Birmingham, United Kingdom3,494 contributions
    Interesting overall but........
    Newly renovated and free so good in general with lots to see about the history of Paris. Being French there is a good bit about Napoleon, who could give Putin a few tips on rampaging across other European countries, mais c'est la gloire. Although it is in the heart of the Marais there is very little about what happened to the Jewish locals in WW2. In fact it tails off pretty much after 1945.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Lolatoldme
    London, United Kingdom328 contributions
    Beautiful exhibition space
    Beautifully curated museum filled with French artefacts from Roman times until the Middle Ages. Very impressive relics from medieval France and great explaination panels all housed in a stunningly restored building, part gothic, sitting on top of a Roman bath. Small but beautiful exhibition space. Staff are also very friendly and they have free lockers to keep all of your things safely stored away.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Kat35
    Exeter, United Kingdom1,196 contributions
    World class museum with medieval artifacts
    Cost €12 adult but entry is free on the 1st Sunday of each month. Incredible relics and a beautiful building. Wonderful to see The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. Also there is a great café with tables in the courtyard serving cakes & coffees for €5.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2023
  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,917 contributions
    National Museum of Middle Ages
    The "Musée National du Moyen Âge" (National Museum of Middle Ages) is hosted in a building combining Roman-era Thermae ("Thermes de Cluny") and the 15th-century Hôtel de Cluny, the Parisian mansion of the Abbey of Cluny. This museum is huge, it contains around 23,000 artifacts dating from the Gallo-Roman period up until the 16th century. There are currently 2,300 artifacts on display, including statues, altarpieces, tapestries, paintings, illuminated codes, coins, medals, jewels, weapons, clothes, altarpieces... Most of the pieces are incredibly beautiful, with a special mention for the tapestries of the "Lady and the Unicorn", the "Crucified Christ" by Giovanni Pisano, the "Pietà de Tarascon", the Cross by Pietro Vannini, the Golden Rose from the Cathedral of Basel, the Nativity by Jean Colombe, the Visigoth crowns, and so many, many more.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Ruby Red
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania658 contributions
    Surprising Informative Visit-A Must
    This museum was an unexpected surprise! My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. The historical items were beautiful and what was nice was the information was not only written in French but also English. The tapestries, paintings, metalwork and other items were beautiful. There are large displays of the former building to view too; i.e. the former Roman baths. Highly recommend a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • MILOUW
    New York City, New York1,334 contributions
    Cluny renovated
    First visit to this medieval arts museum since its renovation. On the whole it is successful, the art works are well presented and the labeling is adequate. Besides the famous unicorn tapestries Cluny boasts a number of equally attractive tapestries. The vast majority of the artworks are religious in nature while some of the pre renovations favorite works have disappeared. Maybe a process of rotation is underway.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Ana V
    Eugene, Oregon610 contributions
    Do not Miss This Museum!
    This is a must see during your visit to Paris. Not only should you come for what is contained in the museum, but to see the structure itself. Musée de Cluny is housed in a medieval mansion known as Hôtel de Cluny, which was built by the Abbot of Cluny in 1330, and it is also partly housed in the largest extant Roman bath in France. Inside you will find The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries, considered the greatest surviving artifacts from the Middle Ages. Many regard it the Mona Lisa of tapestry art. Do not miss this and read the signs on this. The Stained Glass Gallery is very impressive too. The Roman Baths are a bit difficult to imagine since they are quite old and not as put together as some ancient Roman baths in Italy. There are wonderful collections in this museum and it is up to you how long you will spend in here.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 11 April 2023
  • beachlovernc2015
    Leland, North Carolina1,948 contributions
    Don't miss this museum
    We are not really museum goers but this one is a gem - so full of treasures. Items (sculptures) from Notre Dame and stained glass from Sainte Chapelle. Recently reopened after renovation, it is well laid out and all the exhibits are beautifully arranged and lit with detailed explanations. The highlight is the room full of large size tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn. They have a wonderful small cafe where you can get some very good food at reasonable prices and sit out in a courtyard - lovely spot. This is well worth anyone's time to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Bob R
    Belgrade, Serbia559 contributions
    Nice museum
    A really nice museum of medieval works of art. And of course famous tapiseries Dame with a unicorn. But all rooms with works of art are really great. Definitely a must see! It is free on 1st sunday of the month.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 September 2023
  • belgaicas
    Sydney, Australia663 contributions
    Much to see at this medieval museé
    We were staying nearby and had this museé on our list - it did not disappoint. It is a museum of the Middle Ages and fascinating. Much to listen to (audio a must) and see. Lots of religious paintings and artisans and even some bits of Notre Dame. But the truly spectacular thing, for me, were the Lady and the Unicorn huge tapestries. We spent about two hours here with ease. If you have been to Paris before and ‘done’ the Louvre and d’Orsay, give this a go. Combine with a visit to the Pantheon and a stroll through the Luxembourg gardens for a day in the Latin quarter.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
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Victoria
188 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Centrally located, the Musee de Cluny is the city's premier museum dedicated to medieval art. Most of the artefacts are local. You'll find lots of sculpture and stained glass, notably from Notre Dame and Sainte-Chappelle, among other items.

The highlight? The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries - six massive 15th century tapestries that deservedly have their own room. Take an adventure through the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch (just don't touch the tapestries themselves) and wonder who or what is the lady's one desire.

Like all museums in Paris, you'll need to go through security to enter.
Written 18 February 2024
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,563 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The collection is exhibited in 21 galleries, arranged chronologically. If you plan on going soon, do so because there's a wonderful exhibit of crystal objects through the ages on view, including more recent artists such as Albert Giacometti. The medieval French art collection features many masterpieces in a variety of media, including tapestry, sculpture, painting and stained glass. The explanatory text in each room, in both English and French, made it clear that cultural influences from the East were prevalent in several periods. The curators have completed their task with skill and intelligence.
Written 15 November 2023
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joycesnorkel
Albuquerque, NM215 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I have been waiting for this to reopen and so it has! If the Medieval period is fascinating to you, then you will enjoy these exhibits. It was not crowded, the building is beautiful and there are many things to see in here. Without all the people, we could really take our time and enjoy. Perhaps not for the first time visitor, but another one to keep in mind if you have seen the “top hits”.
Written 14 November 2023
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wassger
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
It was amazing. Plenty of art works, really nice, impressive place.. and the atmospehere of history is really touching.
Written 25 October 2023
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John K
Perth, Australia329 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Well worth the effort to find this museum. Very well organised staffing and display. Take your time here because there is such a variety of different and interesting aspects and items on display. Very enjoyable and stimulating museum.
Written 13 October 2023
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Anna T
Szolnok, Hungary2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
The tapestries are amazing- everyone should see them.The museum well-organized,its collection is very rich.
Written 24 September 2023
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belgaicas
Sydney, Australia663 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were staying nearby and had this museé on our list - it did not disappoint. It is a museum of the Middle Ages and fascinating. Much to listen to (audio a must) and see. Lots of religious paintings and artisans and even some bits of Notre Dame. But the truly spectacular thing, for me, were the Lady and the Unicorn huge tapestries. We spent about two hours here with ease. If you have been to Paris before and ‘done’ the Louvre and d’Orsay, give this a go. Combine with a visit to the Pantheon and a stroll through the Luxembourg gardens for a day in the Latin quarter.
Written 10 September 2023
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Bob R
Belgrade, Serbia559 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
A really nice museum of medieval works of art. And of course famous tapiseries Dame with a unicorn. But all rooms with works of art are really great. Definitely a must see! It is free on 1st sunday of the month.
Written 9 September 2023
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Caitlin Cannon Zaiken
London, England, United Kingdom53 contributions
May 2023
This is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in art history and/or architecture. The setting itself -- a Gothic abbey in pristine condition -- is gorgeous so the high-quality art collection makes it even more special. There are so many exquisitely crafted pieces; it will give you a new appreciation for craftsmanship before the Renaissance. The audioguide is also brilliant; I have no idea how long it would take if you listened to the spiels for everything, but we were very happy to pick and choose to listen to the items of interest to us. Highly recommended if you have a serious love of art, history, and/or architecture.
Written 29 June 2023
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Anna M
London, UK24 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
I'm sure it's a lovely museum, but seeing as I use a wheelchair and every single lift but one was broken, I only got to see three rooms. No mention of this when we bought the tickets on the day! Disabled tickets are free, but we paid for my partner and I really wish we hadn't.
Written 20 June 2023
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