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Your Visit to the Musée National du Moyen Age

Hôtel des abbés de Cluny

The Musée National du Moyen Age is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Paris, a former mansion whose construction started in 1334. The mansion was integrated into and built on the site of the ruins of ancient Gallo-Roman thermal baths.

Below are some details that may help you in planning your visit to the your visit to the Musée National du Moyen Age.

Address:                              6 Place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris, France

Type:                                    Middle Ages Art Museum

Public transit access:

  • Metro Cluny-La Sorbonne / Saint-Michel / Odéon
  • Bus no. 21 – 27 – 38 – 63 – 85 – 86 – 87
  • RER line C Saint-Michel / line B Cluny – La Sorbonne


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       Musée National du Moyen Age  (Musée de Cluny)
  • City:                           Paris
  • Established:            1843



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