Musée des Arts décoratifs

MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Located in the heart of Paris, with its collection of 150,000 works and items, the MAD, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (museum of the decorative arts) provides a fascinating look at the history of the decorative arts, from the Middle Ages to the present...

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Description

Housed since 1905 in a wing of the famous Louvre Museum, the MAD boasts an extensive decorative arts collection, which is one of the world’s largest. Take the time to enjoy a stroll through the jewellery gallery, discover the tableware from the time of Napoleon 1 and immerse yourself in the Japonism style… To really bring your visit to life, a number of period rooms faithfully recreate the interior of a bedroom from the late 15th century, along with a Second Empire lounge and the beauty of the Art Deco style marble bathroom by the famous fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin. Visitors will discover a complete snapshot of a certain art of living during the visit, thanks to seven themes and five main chronological periods, ranging from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period.

Art Deco exhibits

Exhibition events, such as that one dedicated to Christian Dior, to the Barbie doll and her wardrobe worthy of even the greatest fashionistas, or to the fashion designer Thierry Mugler who recently passed away, are regularly held in the superb setting of the Grande Nef with its impressive architecture.

The next exhibition will be Shocking ! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli
You can discover it through a guided tour.
Costumes and fashion accessories are set against paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfume bottles, posters and photographs signed by the greatest names of the surrealist period (Man Ray, Salvador Dalí …) to introduce the public to the fantasy and artistic modernity of the designer Elsa Schiaparelli at the forefront of fashion during the 1920s and 1930s.
Timing of the guided tour : 1h30
Dates of the guided tours
- July, the 8th - 12:30
- July, the 9th - 11:30
- August, the 27th - 16:00
- September, the 9th- 12:30
- September, the 23rd - 12:30

Discover the French art of living at the Musée Nissim de Camondo

You can continue your visit at the Musée Nissim de Camondo, on the edge of Parc Monceau, which is home to an outstanding series of collections dedicated to the French decorative arts from the second half of the 18th century. This magnificent private residence presents a complete overview of furniture, paintings, tapestries and gold- and silverware, all in their original setting. A wonderful opportunity to discover the elegant interior of a building belonging to a rich Parisian family from the early 20th century.

TOP TIP: the admission ticket to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs collections is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience
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Access and contact

107-111 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris 1er

Metro : Tuileries (Line 1) Pyramide (Lines 7 et 14) Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (Lines 1 et 7) Bus : 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Late opening ( temporary exhibitions only) : Thursday from 11am to 9pm.

Prices

  • 14 €
  • Adult: 14 € (Exhibition(s) + collections (audioguide included)).
    Free entry for children < 18 years.
    Reduced price and free under conditions.
    20€: Permanent Collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts + temporary exhibitions + Nissim Museum of Camondo Valid 4 days Paris Museum Pass accepted: time slot reservation recommended.

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • French
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Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible