The Musée national du Moyen Âge seen from the square Paul-Painlevé ?

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  • The former Musée de Cluny, located in the Hôtel de Cluny and the Thermes de Cluny, hosts the famous fifteenth century tapestry cycle La Dame à la Licorne.
  • Archaeologist passionate about the Middle Ages, Alexandre Du Sommerard bought the estate in 1833 to install his collection.
  • The collection was eventually bought by the state and the building was opened as a museum in 1843.
  • The Cluny museum is located in the neighborhood of the Sorbonne (5th arrondissement of Paris).
Recommended hotels in the Cluny-Sorbonne quarter ?

(Photo credit: Alexandre-Pierre Gaspar)