This museum is housed in the magnificent manor that once belonged to the abbots of Cluny. Its 27 halls feature Gallo-Roman and Medieval works of art such as the statues of the apostles from Sainte-Chapelle, and master tapestries like the Dame à la Licorne and La Vie Seigneuriale. If you visit the museum’s flamboyant Gothic chapel, you’ll see the early thirteenth-century, double-faced Limousin cross acquired in 1978.The Musée de Cluny has amassed 20 000 works of art over the last 30 years and keeps them in its vaults.Fortunately, some of them are gradually being unearthed for display. The museum’s Renaissance collections, which were put into safekeeping after World War II, will soon be displayed at the Château d’Ecouen’s Renaissance Museum in the Val d’Oise.

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