From today, the public will be able to discover or rediscover Musée de Cluny which has been completely renovated.
In the Latin district
Located in the heart of the Latin district, the Musée de Cluny does not date from the Middle Ages, but almost… The building had not been dusted since the Second World War ! This cultural place has had a facelift and is finally part of the 21st century. In the new scenography, clarity is the key word: by the ventilation of the route and the place left to the light, but also by the explanatory panels, which are intended to be more understandable.
To better understand medieval life
The Musée de Cluny is therefore once again open to the public, who were impatiently awaiting the reopening of this place steeped in history. Like at school, the museum tells us about history. The route, formerly thematic, is now chronological. From everyday life to the arts of combat, passing through Christian iconography, the educational axis chosen allows anyone to better understand medieval life. For this, digital tables, audioguides and timelines have been installed.
A possible enlargement of the museum
This museum, if it is not one of the most famous cultural sites in the capital, has everything to become an essential artistic spot in the capital, since this modernization project should make it possible to enlarge the museum with an adjoining annex under the terms of Cluny, one of the rare ancient monuments in the city of Paris.
A large hall dedicated to Notre Dame de Paris
A large gold altar from Basel or votive crowns from the Visigoth treasury of Guarrazar from the 8th century are some of the works that can be seen before arriving in the large hall dedicated to Notre Dame de Paris cathedral . In it are exposed the remains of the exterior decorations of the cathedral, fragments of sculptures replaced at the time of the restoration by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century or torn off during the Revolution.
The Cluny Museum is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., except Mondays.
28, rue du Sommerard 75005 Paris
01 53 73 78 00