Les Arts Decoratifs or The Museum of Decorative Arts exhibits all items and artworks related to decorative art and design. This museum collection was established in 1905 and is a design and decor enthusiast's wonderland.
Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs did close for extensive renovation and restoration work in 1996 but it was completed and the museum was reopened to the public in 2006. The renovation reportedly cost the museum approximately forty five million dollars over this ten year period. The collection includes a huge variety of decorative art and design, with some of these items dating back as far as the 13th century.
A visit to Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs will prove to be a rewarding excursion and promises to provide an interesting and accurate portrayal of the history of French taste in decorative arts. Make sure that you allocate quite a bit of time to this excursion when planning your Paris itinerary as this museum could keep you enthralled for hours on end.
The collection in the Museum of Decorative Arts includes many pieces of antique French furniture, carpets, tableware and quite an extensive collection of glass pieces. The museum exhibits modern art as well as these antique examples of decorative art. These modern pieces include many examples of Art Deco (a phrase coined by the museum when hosting an exhibition in 1966) and Art Nouveau varieties.
One of the most popular attractions at the museum would have to be the period rooms. These rooms contain replicas or actual pieces from the rooms of the prominent Frenchmen. For example, the gold cabinet of Avignon, the dining room of Eugene Grasset and the bedroom of a famous French courtesan can all be viewed at Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs. It will literally feel as though you are stepping into a day in the life of the chosen Frenchman.
You are not restricted to just looking at the exhibits. There are also a number of activities and excursions on offer daily. It is best to book ahead of time though, so make sure that you plan properly so that you can spend the appropriate amount of time in this wonderful museum.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Phone: 01 44 55 57 50
Official Website: Museum of Decorative Arts (Les Arts Decoratifs)
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M1 or M7||Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre||2 minutes|
How to get to Museum of Decorative Arts (Les Arts Decoratifs) by Metro / RER
From Metro Line 1 or 7 exit at Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Station and proceed to your right (west) along Rue de Rivoli to the entrance on the left.
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Ratedout of 5
Dior Exhibit is stunning. A must see! Museum was redone 2016/2017.
Hillary Van M - 12 days ago
It's a beautiful building located in a central area. Unfortunately I was dragged along to see the Dior exhibit and had to wait in a huge line to get in. If if been there to see something worthwhile I would give it a 5.
bentley william - 16 days ago
Always great exhibitions! Buy tickets online and if you can go out of usual rush hours (evenings on weekdays heavily packed) to enjoy your experience to the fullest.
Karolina D. - 1 month ago
Dior Exhibition was superb. So interesting and so much to see. Very crowded though in the smaller rooms; some air conditioning would have been very welcome.
Anne Terris - 1 month ago
There's a lot of really interesting things to see. I went for a special exhibition of Christian Dior, where it was was absolutely sweltering and I was bored out of my mind, even though it was clearly well put together. I'm thankful I saved a little time for the permanent collection, which was much less crowded and really worth the time.
Jon Edward Jordan - 1 month ago