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Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen Âge

In the heart of Paris’ oldest quarter, one thousand years of medieval history are on display at the Cluny Museum, located in the ruins of a Gallo-Roman thermal bathhouse.
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Description

One of the world’s greatest medieval collections can be found here at the National Museum of the Middle Ages, set on the corner of the Boulevards Saint-Michel and Saint-Germain, right in the centre of the Latin Quarter (named thus because of the quarter’s schools and universities where in the Middle Ages teaching was conducted in Latin). You can admire masterpieces of Western medieval art, including the legendary “The Lady with the Unicorn,” a stunning series of six 15th-century tapestries.

The tapestries are housed within an extraordinary site that combines a 13th-century townhouse once belonging to the abbots of Cluny, a sumptuous chapel with magnificent stained glass windows and vaults, as well as Gallo-Roman thermal baths built in the 1st century, and used during the Middle Ages. The construction of the frigidarium (cold room) will also give you good a sense of Roman technical prowess. In addition, the chapel vaults soaring up to over 14 metres are very well preserved. Take advantage of a guided tour (upon reservation) to explore the underground galleries and technical control areas where the bathhouse employees worked.

Priceless collections

This remarkable museum possesses 23,000 pieces spanning more than 1,000 years of artistic creation, from Antiquity to the 15th century. The collection comprises archaeological treasures, everyday objects and religious artwork. Thematic tours around the world of chivalry and courtly love, as well as narrated tours for the delight of your children are available. The museum’s priceless collections combined with its exceptional setting will take you on a journey through time.

Note, the medieval garden is currently closed for renovation.

The Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen Âge is accessible with your Paris Museum Pass.

Community facilities

Access and contact

6 place Paul Plainlevé
75005 Paris 5ème

Metro Cluny-La Sorbonne, line 10 / Saint-Michel, line 4 / Odéon, lines 4 et 10 RER B Cluny-La Sorbonne • RER C Saint-Michel • Bus 21, 27, 38, 63, 85, 86, 87

Days and opening hours

Warning, this place is temporarily closed

Prices

  • 7 €
  • Adult: 7 to 9 € (Reduced ans full price Reduced price: -25 years old non European Union citizens.).

    Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker.

    Free for all the first subday of the month Included in the Paris Museum Pass.

Services

  • Ticketing in number

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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