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Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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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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Bahuse Exhibition

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ziva L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 27 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I visited this fab museum for the Barbie expo. Staff were all friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Everyone that i came across spoke English. the museum is easy to navigate and is accessible by lifts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was such a laugh - from the Barbie Foot (table football in pink) to the 140+ jobs Barbie had. Entertaining and educational but probably over by now.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We used this as one of our Paris Museum pass choices purley becasue one of our children was interested in the guide books saying there was an Advertising wing...ah mais non.....that was a temporary exhibit..the rest was a bit dull and unenlightened but we enjoyed the modern and contemporary exhibits of furnishings from the 20th century on one side of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Located next to the Louvre, this is a smaller museum (albeit seven floors) and a must see. Was lovely to stroll through a museum without a swarm of tourists. Each floor was dedicated to different periods of furniture. While we were there they also had the Barbie exhibit. It was a fun exhibit. I could show my daughter the Barbies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The current two exhibitions, Roger Tallon and Barbie, are very interesting and worth a visit. Revolutionary pieces of work by the French industrial designer, Roger Tallon, are on display. Some of the explanations are in English. All types of Barbie dolls can be seen here, including Barbie's friends. Most of them are really pretty. It takes up to two hours... More 

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