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Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen-Âge

Musée national du Moyen Age, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Upon entering the Musée de Cluny, you will find yourself in exceptional surroundings which join together two prestigious...

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6 place Paul Painlevé

75005 Paris

District : Quartier Latin

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Description
Upon entering the Musée de Cluny, you will find yourself in exceptional surroundings which join together two prestigious buildings in the heart of Paris: the Thermes Gallo-Romains de Lutèce (Gallo-Roman baths), built at the end of the 1st century and the Hôtel des Abbés de Cluny, built at the end of the 15th century. You also have access to a large collection of art from the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and the British Isles. Colourful, diverse and sometimes strange, the collections include paintings, sculptures, tapestries, stained glass, and silver and ivory pieces which give you an insight into the history of art. Some of the masterpieces displayed here include the Lady and the Unicorn (a tapestry of the well-known fictional story), sculptures of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle, and La Rose et l'Autel d'Or de Bâle. The medieval inspired garden is another place to see when you visit as it provides a link between the collections, building and urban surroundings. Many events and activities are held at the Musée de Cluny such as exhibitions, conferences, book readings, medieval music concerts, guided tours and workshops. All these events mean that everyone has the chance to discover the origins of the contemporary world through the Middle Ages.
Since it was opened by the State in 1844, the museum has pursued an active policy to acquire new works and modernize its spaces.

Musée national du Moyen Age, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Musée national du Moyen Age

© OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Musée national du Moyen Age, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée national du Moyen Age

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée national du Moyen-Age, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée national du Moyen-Age

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée de Cluny - 3 - Paris - © OTCP - RMN / Franck Raux

Musée de Cluny - 3

© OTCP - RMN / Franck Raux

Musée de Cluny - 2 - Paris - © OTCP - RMN / Thierry Ollivier

Musée de Cluny - 2

© OTCP - RMN / Thierry Ollivier

Musée de Cluny - 1 - Paris - © OTCP - RMN / Thierry Ollivier

Musée de Cluny - 1

© OTCP - RMN / Thierry Ollivier

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Viewpoint

NC

Architectural style

Gothique flamboyant

Collections

Archéologie, Arts décoratifs, Céramique, Décors intérieurs, Enluminures, Histoire, Joaillerie, Littérature, Mobilier, Objets de la vie quotidienne, Peinture, Reliques, Sculpture, Tapisseries, Techniques, Textiles, Vitraux, Rome antique (VIIe av JC au Ve ap JC), Byzance (IVe - XVe), Moyen Age (Ve - XVe), Gothique (XIIe - XVe), Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)

Garden

The gardens are open every day from 8am or 9am (depending on the day) to 5.30pm (winter) or 9.30pm (summer). The terrace is open from 9.15am to 5.45pm.

Statute

National

Member of the Paris Museum Pass Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Member's card, Photos allowed

Visits in a foreign language

anglais

Documentation in a foreign language

anglais, espagnol

Audioguide

The audio guide includes 50 works, or grouped works, through the museum; Avaialable in 6 languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese). Included in the entrance fee (€1 for visitors entitled to free entry). Children's audio guides: In French (€1 for 8-12 year olds).

Educational activities

Workshops for adults (sketch book) in French. Several workshops, guided tours and talks are organized for children on the theme of the Middle Ages (including calligraphy, stained glass windows, tapestries, medieval music), in French.

Combined tickets

The entrance ticket grants free access to concerts on Fridays at 12.30pm and on Saturdays at 4pm.

Gift shop

NC

Restaurant

NC

Car park/Parking

NC

Coach parking

NC

Photos allowed

No flash photography or tripods.

Member's card

Société des Amis du musée de Cluny - www.amis-musee-cluny.fr

Other

Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Bookshop

Miscellaneous

Part of the Paris Museum Pass. Bookshop.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

NC

Number of private rooms

NC

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No

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Special offer

Programme available at: http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/homes/home_id20721_u1l2.htm

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Admission fee (except during exhibitions): €8 / €6 (reduced rate). Admission fee (during exhibitions): €8.50 / €6.50 (reduced rate).

Guided tour

These guided tours are not advised for under 8s. 1hr: €4 + admission fee. 1hr30: €6 + admission fee. 2hrs: €8 + admission fee. Audio guides for 8-12 year olds: a fun and original approach to the museum with amusing dialogues, sound effects and stories - €1 Family tours: tours aimed at children between 7 and 12yrs accompanied by their parents on Saturdays at 2pm - duration: 1hr30. Discovery tours for children between 7 and 12yrs (individuals, not groups), on Wednesdays at 11.30am - duration 1hr.

Group tour

Groups must book beforehand (with or without a guide) by telephone on +33 (0)1 53 73 78 14, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Free

Free on the first Sunday of the month. Free for under 26 year olds from countries within the European Union and for primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).

Free for young people and children

NC

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free upon presentation of a disibality card with at least an 80% degree of disability, and free entry for an accompanying person if the disability card states that you need one.

Opening times
Closing times

Tuesday

Exceptional closure

Tuesdays

Opening times

9.15am to 5.45pm

Details of opening times

NC

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry: 5.15pm

Late opening

NC

Exceptional opening

1 January

Address details
Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen-Âge

6 place Paul Painlevé
75005 Paris
GPS : 48.85025419999999 / 2.3438863000000083

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 00 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 35

Contact

Website : www.musee-moyenage.fr

Access

District : Quartier Latin

  • Cluny - La Sorbonne
  • 21, 27, 38, 63, 85, 86, 87
  • Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to hearing impaired Hearing
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to physically impaired Visual
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free upon presentation of a disibality card with at least an 80% degree of disability, and free entry for an accompanying person if the disability card states that you need one.

Adapted activities and workshops

More information on accessibility

- Visually impaired: Audible and tactile lecterns available for the blind in some rooms of the museum. A discovery of the 'Les Vendanges' tapestry, the ‘Samson and the Lion’ stained glass window and a 13th century sculpture (a floral canopy and the head of the Notre-Dame de Paris). The architecture of the Hôtel de Cluny is also accessible with the help of an audible and tactile model.
The lecterns have been created with the support of the Fondation de France and the Amis du musée de Cluny, sponsored by Gaz de France and the Fondation France Télévisions.
Reservations: + 33 (0)1 53 73 78 16 from 9.15am to 5.30pm. Carer essential. Free entry (including the accompanying person). To use the lecterns you will need an audio guide with earphones which are available for €1.
- Hearing impaired: audio guides equipped with induction magnetic loops compatible with hearing devices.
- Mentally disabled: specifically for those in establishments for the mentally handicapped: workshop 'Mon jardin intérieur' (My indoor garden), workshops organized and led by Marie-Georges Compper-Bruegel, a story teller and art-therapist. The workshops can take place in the gardens or in the museum rooms with several sessions on outdoor themes (tactile and sound exploration of stone, wood, earth, etc.) and indoor themes (games, presentation of the statues of the 14th and 15th centuries and tapestries).
Reservations: + 33 (0)1 53 73 78 27 ou 78 16 from 9.15am to 5.30pm, or by fax + 33 (0)1 46 34 51 75. Free for establishments for the mentally handicapped. Fridays at 1pm and 2.30pm – duration 45 min.
- Physically disabled: the garden is accessible. However, the Hôtel de Cluny does not have lifts and unfortunately the access to collections cannot be guaranteed.


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