Museum

Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

6 place Paul Painlevé - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

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).

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

Epoque des collections

  • 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 shut down until further notice. 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
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Audioguide

L'audioguide est compris dans le prix d’entrée.

Educational activities

De nombreuses activités sont organisées pour les scolaires : visites avec conférenciers, ateliers, visites contées, comptines à Cluny (3 à 5 ans), concerts-rencontres, une journée à Cluny...

Combined tickets

Le billet d'entrée donne l'accès gratuit aux concerts des vendredis à 12 h 30 et des samedis à 16 h.

Gift shop

La boutique est ouverte de 9h15 à 18h, tous les jours (sauf mardi et certains jours fériés). L'accès est libre. Tel : + 33 (0)1 53 73 78 22 - fax + 33 (0)1 40 46 03 39 -

Photos allowed

Photographie sans flash ni trépied.

Member's card

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

Other

  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Cloakroom
  • Bookshop

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 30, 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.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

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

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Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

6 place Paul Painlevé
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 00
contact.musee-moyenage@culture.gouv.fr
www.musee-moyenage.fr

  • Subway - Cluny - La Sorbonne
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 63, 85, 86, 87

Adapted to disabled people

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Visual Visual
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people. Adapted activities and workshops.

Accessibility for disabled people

- 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.

Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum