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From My Holiday: Visiting the Musée de Cluny

After wandering around the Musée d’Orsay for a couple of hours, Nat and I hopped on a bus and headed down Boulevard Saint-Germain to the the Musée de Cluny. This is one place I was really excited to visit, as it’s all medieval stuff. It’s also one of the few museums in Paris that Nat hadn’t been to so it was great to see it for the first time with her.

This place was a proper looking castle and is formed by two buildings – the Thermes Gallo-Roman baths that were built at the end of the 1st century (yes, 1st CENTURY) and the Hôtel des Abbés de Cluny that was built at the end of the 15th century. The jewel in the crown of this collection is the series of six tapestries known as ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’. You probably think you haven’t seen it before, but it’s one of things that you’ve probably seen or read about without even realising. It was really amazing to see the tapestries and they are just as beautiful in real life as in pictures. Other highlights include some spectacular stained glass and the hotel chapel which has the most ridiculously beautiful ceiling I’ve ever seen.

 

 

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  1. What a treasure trove. Beautiful pics! Particularly enjoyed the stained glass and ivory. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • There was so much awesome stuff there – but the lighting was pretty terrible so some of my photos didn’t turn out too great. There was some cool armour on display as well. I think the best thing about the place was that there were hardly an people there; I don’t think many people realise it’s there.

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