Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

28 rue du Sommerard - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


The visit begins on the Boulevard Saint-Michel, where even before entering the museum, you can admire the vestiges of Gallo-Roman baths. Fast-forward 14 centuries and find yourself in the superb courtyard of the Hôtel de Cluny, built at the end of the 15th century. The museum’s collections include art from antiquity to Renaissance times and feature some veritable masterpieces, including the Pilier des Nautes from the 1st century, and the six tapestries that make up La Dame à la Licorne (The Lady with the Unicorn), dating from the 15th century.

Architectural style

  • Gothique flamboyant


  • 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)


The gardens are shut down until further notice.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Visitor tools

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.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Admission fee (except during exhibitions): €5 / €4 (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 on the first Sunday of the month.
Free for under 26s 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

Closing times


Opening times

Wednesday to Monday 9.15am-7.45pm.
During the course of Projet Cluny 4 (modernisation and accessibility), certain rooms will be temporarility closed and the works will be moved. Projet Cluny 4 is cheduled to finish in May 2020. Check website before visit

Exceptional opening

  • 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

28 rue du Sommerard
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 00

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

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

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

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- 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.

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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