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.

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The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

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

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I wasn't sure when we purchased the Paris Pass that we would get our money's worth out of it. Boy, was i wrong! We saw more of Paris because we had the Paris Pass than we would have otherwise. Just being able to hop on and hop off the bus whenever we wanted, not to mention the boat trip, and the many attractions that were free because we had the pass. It made our trip to Paris more enjoyable and memorable.
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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