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Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

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 across a huge area encompassing 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 and 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 and l'Autel d'Or from the Cathédrale 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.
Look out for the sundial in the courtyard of the museum, which dates back to 1674, with its inscription 'Rien sans nous' ('Nothing without us') 'us' being the sun and Louis XIV, le Roi Soleil (the Sun King).
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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Architectural style

Late Gothic

Collections

Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Ceramics, Interior decoration, Illuminations, History, Jewellery, Literature, Furniture, Everyday items, Painting, Relics, Sculpture, Tapestries, Technology, Textiles, Stained-glass windows, Ancient Rome (7th century BC to 5th century AD), Byzantium (4th century - 15th century), Middle Ages (5th century - 15th century), Gothic (12th century - 15th century), Renaissance (15th century - 16th century)

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

English

Documentation in a foreign language

English, Spanish

Audioguide

The audio guide is included in the entrance fee.

Educational activities

Numerous activities are organized for schools: guided tours, workshops, visits with medieval stories, nursery rhymes (ages 3-5), visits with medieval music, days in Cluny, etc.

Combined tickets

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

Gift shop

The shop is open from 9.15am to 6pm every day (except Tuesday and certain public holidays). Entry is free. Tel: + 33 (0)1 53 73 78 22 Fax: + 33 (0)1 40 46 03 39

Photos allowed

No flash photography or tripods.

Member's card

Friends of the Musée de Cluny - www.amis-musee-cluny.fr

Other

Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Cloakroom, Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Admission fee (except during exhibitions): €8 / €6 (reduced rate). Admission fee (during exhibitions): €9 / €7 (reduced rate).

Guided tour

A full programme of themed tours for individuals (adults, children and disabled visitors) is available. See the website for more information.

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

Under 18 years.

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free upon presentation of a disability 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.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
Opening times
Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

9.15am to 5.45pm

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry: 5.15pm

Exceptional opening

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November

Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

6 place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris

Events
Les Portes du Temps, Des jeunes et des patrimoines

Les

from Saturday 21 June 2014 to Friday 05 December 2014

Des jeunes et des patrimoines.Depuis 2005, l'événement Les Portes du Temps est un grand événement qui...


The Lady and the Unicorn, new presentation at the Medieval Museum

The

from Tuesday 17 December 2013 to Wednesday 31 December 2014

Seeing the masterpiece in a new light.Formed of six superb 15th century tapestries woven in wool and silk,...


Address details
Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

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

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

Free upon presentation of a disability 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: Lecterns and tactile models.
Bookings: + 33 (0)1 53 73 78 16 from 9.15am to 5.30pm or by fax +33 (0)1 46 34 51 75. Accompanying person essential. Free entry (including the accompanying person). To use the lecterns you will need an audio guide with earphones which are available for €1 (identification needed).
- Hearing impaired: audio guides equipped with induction magnetic loops compatible with hearing devices, €1 (identification needed).
- Mentally disabled: 'Mon jardin intérieur' (My indoor garden) workshop. By appointment only: + 33 (0)1 53 73 78 27 or +33 (0)1 53 73 78 16 (9.15am to 5.30pm) or by fax + 33 (0)1 46 34 51 75. 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 access to collections cannot be guaranteed.


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