"Exceptional Middle Ages Museum" Musée National du Moyen Âge (National Museum of Medieval Art) Tip by TexasDave

The displays in this museum cover art ( a Lot of it religious) from the 1st to the the 5th Centuries and then from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Part of it sits in the ruins of a Frigidarium of a Roman Bath. Two of the outstanding things to see are:
1. Most of the sculpted heads of the 28 Kings of Judah and Israel meant for Norte Dame's West Facade but buried during the French Revolution. They were lost for almost 200 years but in 1977 found by pure chance when digging near the Opera.

2. The Lady and The Unicorn series of tapestries from about 1500. Similar ones hang in the Cloisters Museum in New York City.
But there are many other gems to see as well.

this museum is covered by the Paris Museum Pass.

Address: 6 Place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris
Directions: Where Boulevard Saint-Michel meets Boulevard Saint-Germain. Metro Cluny-Sorbonne, or Saint-Michel
Phone: +33 1 53 73 78 00
Website: http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2010
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