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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The best idea ever! No line ups, subway passes, museum passes! Having the Paris pass was a terrific! We weren't familiar with Paris and by having the 2 day hop on, hop off pass, it enabled us to get the lay of the land first! The subway pass was terrific as you go can anywhere! We took a beautiful river boat cruise down the Seine! The best part of the pass was getting into all of the museums without lining up!! The line ups were really long and it was really hot, so walking to the front and just going in paid off royally!!
Karen Davie from Canada

Made Paris fun and easy to navigate!! With only 4 days to spend in Paris, the Paris Pass was awesome. It really cut down on wasted time trying to navigate from one experience to the next. I think we were able to see much more with the Paris Pass. The Hop On Hop Off bus is a terrific idea as well.
Tami Jones from United States

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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