Musée de Cluny


Fancy medieval arts and crafts? Then Musée de Cluny is the place for that kind of perusing. The museum was once a mansion of a wealthy abbot in the fifteenth century and is built on top and next to the Roman bath ruins dated back to A.D. 200. The Roman Bath was where the Romans bathed in cold water when Paris was once ruled by Julius Caesar in 54 B.C. This was the main reason why we visited the museum—for interest in seeing these old ruins downstairs of the building; however, not much of it was left. Along with the ruins we saw numerous arts and crafts dated back to early fourteen hundred and earlier. We were impressed with how well some of these pieces were preserved for how old they are.


Sundial at the entrance of the building.


A piece of tablecloth from early fourteen hundred. It is in good condition for how old it is.


One of many stained-glass artwork in the museum. Is this picture conveying lobotomy from earlier centuries?


Statues donated to Musée de Cluny from the Notre Dame.


A book handwritten and drawn. Up close we noticed lines were neatly sketched with a pencil to allow for perfect penmanship.




These little utensils were meant for use by children. I don’t know exactly what age range, but it seemed so tiny and best fitted for babies; however, some of those objects, such as the knife and hook, does not seem appropriate for safe use. I thought they were bizarre.



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