My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have made several visits to Paris. There is so much that is wonderful about the city, but I think my absolutely favorite place is the Musee National du Moyen Age, the museum of the middle ages. Also known as the Cluny, due to its location in the former Hotel of the abbots of Cluny, the jewel in its collection is the stunning series of tapestries, The Lady and the Unicorn. But this beautiful building, the finest that remains from its time period, houses innumerable other treasures. As an added attraction, beneath the medieval edifice are the well preserved ruins of extensive Roman baths. Located on the Left Bank at 6 place Paul-Painlevé, a stone's throw from the Sorbonne, the Cluny is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in medieval history.
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After 21 years as a school psychologist, I now work part-time at two local historical museums, giving tours and teaching special programs. This leaves me more time to enjoy my little grandchildren, and … more
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The Musée de Cluny, officially known as Musée National du Moyen Âge (National Museum of the Middle Ages), is a museum in Paris, France. It is located in the 5th arrondissement at 6 Place Paul Painlevé, south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, between the Boulevard Saint-Michel and the Rue Saint-Jacques.
Among the principal holdings of the museum are the six La Dame à la Licorne (The Lady and the Unicorn) tapestries, from the late fifteenth century, often considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in Europe.