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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

#40 of 1,107 things to do in Paris
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Address: 6 Place Paul Painleve | 5th arrondissement, 75005 Paris, France
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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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Fantastic exhibits in a unique building

Toured the Cluny Museum (France's National Museum of the Middle Ages) where 21 stone heads from Notre-Dame's biblical kings are now housed. Also saw the famous unicorn tapestries... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the Cluny Museum (France's National Museum of the Middle Ages) where 21 stone heads from Notre-Dame's biblical kings are now housed. Also saw the famous unicorn tapestries. What a gem of a museum. I don't think it gets the credit it deserves. It is a unique venue with unique exhibits of the Middle Ages. Highly recommend!

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Musée National du Moyen Âge is a museum about the middle ages in general and the hôtel (hospital) de Cluny in particular. There’s quite an assortment of objects on display in the museum, from weapons and religious artefacts (natch) to tapestries and sculptures. The stained glass room is a particular highlight. The audio guide is pretty good, although the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating collection of medieval art and artifacts - I like to just go and admire the tapestries, but the building is built into a Roman bath ruin which you can see from the inside downstairs.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting. The museum has some very special pieces. Its physical plant, part of ancient Roman baths, is very impressive. Nice audio guide system. Worth it. Tip: if you need to use the toilets, be sure to bring your ticket as they are outside the main entrance and they refuse re-admittance (even if you have the audio guide) without a... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple hours here and enjoyed it. The collections are very Christian-focused, as the medieval ages were. So after a while, it gets a little repetitive. But the building itself is also worth seeing, even after you're tired of another Christ-on-the-cross or Virgin-Mary. We got in for free, so can't comment on cost. Some staff were somewhat unfriendly... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've seen all the postcard highlights, head to St Germain's Museum of the Middle Ages in Cluny. Part of this beautiful ancient building was once a Roman thermal spa. Lots of medieval artefacts but drawcard is a set of 6 huge tapestries called The Lady and the Unicorn, each depicting one of the 5 senses & an enigmatic 6th... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sculpture, some rare, column capitals of some interest, a few beautiful ivory religious carvings set in an old monastery/roman bath house.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a fiber artist, the only thing I wanted to see in this museum were the 6 unicorn tapestries. They didn't disappoint, they are stunning. Magnificently worked, unusual in design and presentation. A true treasure that I'm so grateful that they've been preserved and are on display to the public. We are the lucky ones.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hidden away, and at the moment is undergoing minor works (even the hoarding around the building is castellated - that's Paris for you). If you're interested in the medieval period, or, hell, even if you're even into Game of Thrones you can make this work. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are not to be missed - their... More 

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Finally got a chance to go here. The experience was great. Amazing old building with unique architecture. Inside a huge roman bath! Lots of historic and medieval artifacts. Lovely stained glass pieces, and the Lady & the Unicorn tapestries will mesmerize you. Plenty to see, but not overwhelming large. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to see. Highly recommended.

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