The Musée des Arts Décoratifs houses over 150,000 objects of French craftsmanship and decorative art. Each object here has been chosen according to strict criteria, which ensures that the display represents the French ‘Art of Living’.

The museum proudly boasts that; “There is not a single technique, material, or type of object that cannot be found in the Arts Décoratifs.”

The size of the collection is mind-boggling. It includes the following: scenic wallpaper, stained glass, wood, enamel, plastic, shark’s skin, dolls houses, and every other method and medium of craftsmanship ever employed in France.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has been cleverly laid out so that the visitor may explore the collection chronologically thereby viewing this vast collection of decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the present day and gaining an understanding of developments in techniques and changing ideas of beauty.

Alternatively the visitor may explore one of the ten period rooms of which each is given over to the styles of a specific age.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is a stunning and somehow very French museum. It demonstrates, with great pride, the history of the craftsmen who strived to perfect some esoteric aspect of the arts and to make a perfect thing.

It says something about the soul of France that the artisans are afforded such honour in this museum. Come discover this amazing collection of art with the Paris Pass.

Image © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / photo : Luc Boegly

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Phenomenal. Best value. Useful for all attractions and great for the Metro. Never had to worry about purchasing tickets. Great variety of attractions. Worth the price.
Kathleen Winters from United State

Fabulous! The Paris Pass was a great buy. Not just because for many sites there was no need to purchase any more tickets, but getting to the front of the line is essential for seeing everything you want and need to see. From the moment we picked up the pass, we began using the metro pass and that was so easy. Also, I purchased the Paris Pass online from the U.S. I was provided with great information about how and where to pick up the pass. That made the whole process fabulous!
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 18.00
Thursday 11.00 - 21.00
Friday 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 11.00 - 18.00

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Address:

Union Centrale des arts décoratifs 107 rue de Rivoli Paris 1er

Telephone:

+33 (0)1 44 55 57 50