The Musée National du Moyen Age
Musée National du Moyen Age (National Musuem of the Middle Ages) [6, place Paul Painlevé, +33 153737816 ad/ch €8.50/Free] is also simply known as the Musée Cluny, as it is housed in the Hôtel Cluny (a 15th century town house that blends Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements) and the neighbouring Gallo-Roman baths, built around 200AD. This atmospheric museum was founded in 1843 and it houses various medieval artefacts (ranging from manuscripts and paintings to precious objet d’art). However, the Cluny Museum is better known for its beautiful 360 degree display of La Dame à la Licorne (The lady with the Unicorn) - a series of exquisite 15th century tapestries from the Netherlands. The Cluny museum also maintains its old-school aura by surrounding itself with medieval gardens that have been planted with traditional herbs, vegetables and flowers.