National Museum of the Middle Ages Paris, France late 15th C
This excellent museum of medieval art is housed in a 15th-century abbot's mansion and includes ruins of ancient Roman baths.
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- Go Historic ID
- National Museum of the Middle AgesCluny MuseumHMusée de ClunyMusée National du Moyen Âge
- 48.850392° N, 2.343999° E
- 6 place Paul-Painlevé75005
Collectionsby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The museum's collections are vast and a must-see for medieval art lovers. The following numbering of rooms is used in the museum's visitor guides. The list of exhibits in each room is not comprehensive but gives an indication of the most prominent and characteristic artworks. Rooms 1-6 (ground floor) and 17-23 (first floor) are housed in the 15th-century Hôtel de Cluny. The rest are in 19th- and 20th-century rooms. See the official website for a map of the museum using this numbering.Ground Floor Museum ShopTapestry of St. continue reading →
Historyby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The Musée National du Moyen Age (National Museum of the Middle Ages) is housed in the Hôtel de Cluny, one of only two remaining medieval homes in Paris (the other is the Hôtel de Sens in the Marais). The building was founded by the rich and powerful 15th-century abbot of Cluny Abbey, Jacques d'Amboise, who constructed his mansion over the ruins of a Roman bath.In addition to abbots, the Hôtel de Cluny hosted other notable residents, including Mary Tudor, widow of Louis XII, beginning in 1515. After his death in 1842, the government bought the building and the collection. continue reading →
A Day in ParisPosted July 24, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: The Great European Road Trip
On Monday we caught the 9:13 AM train from Chartres to Paris, which was incredibly easy since the train station is just down the hill from our hotel. The fare was not cheap at €23 return, but still better than in the UK. The train was clean and mostly empty and the one-hour ride was smooth and fast. Paris has many…
- Official Website of the National Museum of the Middle Ages. Web. Official website.