Museum

Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

28 rue du Sommerard - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

What's on?

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 scheduled to finish in the spring 2021. Check website before visit.

Description

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

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 closed 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, visits with medieval music, 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

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

Tuesday

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 scheduled to finish in the spring 2021. Check website before visit.

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

28 rue du Sommerard
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 00
contact.musee-moyenage@culture.gouv.fr
https://www.musee-moyenage.fr

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

Physical disability:
- The garden of the museum is accessible
- The course of the visit is now accessible (lifts available), allowing access to the rooms open during the renovation works
¤ Only one hallway in the Salle Notre-Dame is not accessible (steps)
- The welcome desk is an appropriate height for wheelchair users but there is no leg room under the desk
- Renovation works underway throughout the museum's 3 floors to improve accessibility (works end Feburary 2021)
- Disabled toilets in the new welcome building (transfer of weight to the left in the women's toilets, seat height 43 cm)
- Places to sit down throughout the museum

Visual impairment:
- Due to current renovation works, activities designed for visitors with visual and hearing impairments are unavailable until 2020
- Glass display cases throughout the museum, but their stands are large and can be found using a cane
- Visioguides (tactile navigation) available at the welcome desk in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese for €3; soundtracks
- Some fact cards and plaques have good colour contrast but font size is relatively small

Hearing impairment:
- Due to current renovation works, activities designed for visitors with visual and hearing impairments are unavailable until 2020
- Certain videos have subtitles in French and English (according to current temporary exhibitions)
- Museum maps available at the welcome desk
- Visioguides (tactile navigation) available at the welcome desk in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese for €3; mostly sound-based but has some text information
- Magnetic induction loops for visioguides can be borrowed

Mental disability:
- 'My Interior Garden' workshop
¤ Booking required
¤ By telephone: +33 (0)1 53 73 78 27 or +33 (0)1 53 73 78 16 (9.15am-5.30pm)
¤ By fax: +33 (0)1 46 34 51 75
¤ Fridays at 1pm and 2.30pm
¤ Duration: 45 minutes

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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