Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art

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6 Place Paul Painlevé, Paris, France
01 53 73 78 00
Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art - Musée de Cluny
Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art - Musée de Cluny
Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art - Processional Cross from the 15th century
Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art - The Lady and the Unicorn, 'To My Only Desire'
Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art - The Lady and the Unicorn, 'Sight', 15th century

Cluny Museum - National Museum of Medieval Art Paris Reviews

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Musée de Cluny Oct 07, 2006
If you have the time and you enjoy seeing works of art and learning more about the history of the Middle Ages, the Musée de Cluny is the place for you! I really loved this museum as it isn't too big and gives a wonderful overview over the Middle Ages in France. Unfortunately I ran out of time for the day during my visit and had to haste my way through the museum, but it has left me with a wonderful impression. The name of the museum is a bit confusing as it is sometimes referred to as the Musée de Cluny and sometimes as the Musée National du Moyen Âge (Museum of the Middle Ages).

The museum houses a variety of important artifacts dating to the Middle Ages. It is in particular known for its wonderful tapestry collection. The most famous of them all is the "La Dame à la Licorne" (The Lady and the Unicorn) dating back to the 15th century. To my surprise there is not just one "Lady and the Unicorn", but it is a serie of in total 6 wall covering tapestries. In photos 3 and 5, you can see two of these, called "Sight" and "To My Only Desire"

. It's quite amazing to stand in this room and be surrounded by the bright red colours of these 6 tapestries.

Photography is allowed inside the museum, but only without flash. The rooms are rather dark, so you do need a steady hand to be able to take some photos.

Opening hours:

Every day except Tuesday, from 9.15 am to 5.45 pm

Admission Fee: 8€ (2017)
The Lady and the Unicorn, "Sight",…
The Lady and the Unicorn, "To My O…
Processional Cross from the 15th c…
Musée de Cluny
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