It is extremely difficult to get parked in the Latin Quarter as places are few and far between. If you intend to visit the Musée de Cluny, our national Medieval History Museum, remember to book your parking place in advance on our website. You will enjoy this fascinating visit much more if you leave your vehicle in the École de Médecine car park orin the Lagrange-Maubert car park, located less than 5 minutes away.
The Musée de Cluny is housed in a mansion built in 1485 by the Abbot Jacques d’Amboise, abbot at the head of the Cluny order. The mansion of the Abbots of Cluny, an invaluable indicator of Medieval civil architecture, was built in Gothic style. It is in possession of the world’s largest collection of objects and masterpieces from the 5th century to the beginning of the 16th century: 23,000 objects, of which only 2,300 are exhibited to the general public. The Musée de Cluny exhibits, in a luxurious setting, tapestry collections including the famous Dame à la Licorne, enamels, gold and silver plating, jewellery, sculptures, paintings, illuminated print, furniture, weapons and everyday Medieval objects.
You can also visit the Gallo-Roman thermal baths next to the Musée de Cluny, relics of the baths of Northern Lutetia which are among the most monumental of northern Europe. They have been beautifully well preserved thanks to the huge vaulted “frigidarium” . Also worth a visit is the medieval garden with its medicinal plants, its love garden, kitchen garden, garden of paradise... To avoid parking problems in the street, book your parking place in advance on ParkingsdeParis.com.
For further information : www.musee-moyenage.fr/visiter/english.html