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The Musée National du Moyen Âge has one of the most important collections of Medieval artefacts in Europe, with a variety of objects from Catalonia to Saxony, England to Sicily. The museum is particularly well known for its collection of tapestries, more specifically the 15th century tapestry cycle called La Dame à la Licorne, often said to be one of the greatest works of art from Medieval Europe.
The Hôtel started out at the beginning of the 1300s as the town house for the abbots of Cluny. The building partially covers the remains of the 3rd century Roman baths, or the Thermes de Cluny.
Exhibits: Medieval, but also Roman
Visiting the National Museum of the Middle Ages:
Where is the National Museum of the Middle Ages?
The museum is located in Paris’s Latin Quarter, in what was the Hôtel de Cluny, hence it is also referred to as the Musée de Cluny. The building is said to be the most outstanding extant example of civic architecture from Paris’s medieval period.
Photographs of the National Museum of the Middle Ages