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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Covid-19 information : a health pass or a test taken within the last 48 hours is required at the entrance.

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 or to the Barbie doll and her wardrobe worthy of even the greatest fashionistas, are regularly held in the superb setting of the Grande Nef with its impressive architecture.

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. Entrance to the museum now through the carousel garden. The wearing of a mask is compulsory.
Open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays (Temporary Exhibitions only).


  • 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.


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Bulletin board languages

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