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Musee des Arts Decoratifs

#87 of 1,069 things to do in Paris
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 107 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 55 57 50
11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Museum with incredible and well laid-out collection of furniture and...

Museum with incredible and well laid-out collection of furniture and clothing designs form the Middle Ages all the way through the 21st century. Make sure you leave enough time to see all the floors.

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Gorgeous space, lovely exhibits

Of course I wouldn't try to persuade a first-time visitor to skip the Louvre and come to this jewel, but that visitor wouldn't be disappointed. The special exhibit on the the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course I wouldn't try to persuade a first-time visitor to skip the Louvre and come to this jewel, but that visitor wouldn't be disappointed. The special exhibit on the the Spirit of the Bauhaus was just lovely -- beautiful pieces very nicely displayed. The textile exhibit was about dress codes throughout history and the consequences of violating those codes.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always come to Paris to see the exhibitions as they are so much better than London shows, and we try and see most things at this museum as it's exceptional. This show was the Bauhaus. Had such wonderful things in that show. Was really well laid out and appreciated the english translations. Best gift shop too! Thanks for such... More 

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Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Musee des Arts Decoratifs is an outstanding specialized museum that deserves a visit. It wouldn´t seem to be a must when visiting Paris, considering that it´s located just beside the Louvre. In fact my first idea was going to the Louvre, but the long queues put me off a bit, so I decided to have a go at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A mind blowing collection of objects designed for living. The recommended route transitions from medieval to modern including rooms from Jeanne Lanvin's home and exquisite Art Deco and Art Nouveau furnishings etc. The curation of the permanent exhibits is fascinating and draws you on. We had to return as we barely made it to Napoleon in the first visit. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most people who visit Paris don't usually go to this museum even though it's just down the road from the Louvre. If you appreciate great design this would be something to include on your list of places to see in Paris. They have a wonderful permanent collection of furniture and ceramics in addition to current exhibitions. The most recent exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The exhibition begins by exploring the Bauhaus’s sources, ranging from the organization of the construction of the cathedrals and the arts of Asia to the German avant-garde, the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Viennese utopias, including the Wiener Werkstätte. The cutrator did a great work . It is a must to Bauhaus lovers ends february 2017

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We would never have visited this museum had it not been on our Paris Museum Pass a number of years ago. It is a very interesting museum and it always has informative special exhibits. This time there was a Bauhaus Exhibit - which cost extra and we did not go to that, but there was also an excellent special exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The exhibition included a large amount of beautiful material on the Bauhaus, most of which I had already seen in books or otherwise. I would certainly recommend seeing the exhibition, but I was left a little frustrated by the lack of explanation on how the Bauhaus emerged from the gross excess of the 19th century. There was a some reference... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Le Musée des arts décoratifs is affiliated with the Louvre, and essentially in the same building, but with a separate admission fee and a separate entrance (12, rue de Rivoli, at the very tip of the Louvre's west wing). Over about nine floors, it contains artifacts connected to living spaces, starting with the Middle Ages all the way to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I visited the museum on Thursday afternoon, supposed to be open till 9pm for the temporary exhibitions, so i went at 7 and start my visit. About 8:30 I decided to cross the hall and go to the temporary exhibition (posters and barbie one) But surprise!!! a guard stop me and said "is close" but obviously in french, i know... More 


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