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Musee des Arts Decoratifs

#89 of 1,085 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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Great stop for the woman in you life

We visited Paris for five (5) days last month and one of the highlights of the trip was the Musee des Arts decoratifs. It was especially appreciated by my wife and I was along for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We visited Paris for five (5) days last month and one of the highlights of the trip was the Musee des Arts decoratifs. It was especially appreciated by my wife and I was along for the ride but it is definitely worth a half da visit if you plan to be in Paris for 4 or more days. If you... More 

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Boonton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

If you are drawn to museums that celebrate the decorative arts like the V&A in London, this is a spectacular one to enjoy and without the sometimes ridiculous crowds of the next door Louvre or Musee D'Orsay. The selections from the middle ages through modern times are excellent and well-curated although the best will be through around 1930. The curators... More 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I went expecting to stay for 90 minutes and stayed for four hours. A magnificent museum in all respects, with objects beautifully displayed and clearly explained. Excellent temporary exhibits as well. There were plenty of other people, but nowhere was there a sense of crowding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I loved it, there were some very nice information and pieces. I learned a lot. Their audio visit is for free. I just junk they might have spent too much on the early stages of decorations and could have made more about the modern stages... It's a must-do if you are done with all the touristy stuff to do in... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We visited this as an alternative to the Louvre as having recently suffered the crowds at the Chateau of Versailles we did not wish to repeat this experience so soon. We were not disappointed as we seemed to have the place virtually to ourselves with plenty of time to admire the exquisite furniture and room settings. If you like Art... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

I've been looking forward to visiting the revamped version of this museum for ages and found myself rather disappointed. The layout is awful, placed into a wing of the louvre along Rue de Rivoli. The exhibit rooms are cramped and it effectively feels like they have crammed items into a corridor....which they have. I particularly wanted to see the Art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We first tried to visit the museum in 1998, but it he gallery we particularly wanted to see , Art Deco, was closed. We were told it would reopen in two years, so we returned three years later, to be sure.....whole place was shut....so it was a real triumph to get inside recently. The museum covers a broad spread of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Very large but not crowded with many varied amazing pieces and all within close proxmity to the Louvre combine to make this museum well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

The name of this museum may suggest furniture, but we viewed jewelry, buttons, and the evolution of French attire In the 1700s-1900s. My daughter loves fashion, and we learned that this museum has a focus on French costume and design so we visited it on our last full day. We weren't disappointed. We did not isn't every section of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Just five minutes from the Louvre this museum is far away more quiet. There are no crowds, no long waiting time, you just walk in. And than you are facing with a lot of interesting art pieces, a lot Art Deco and Art Noveaux as well. If you like decorative art than go and visit it!

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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