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The Musée de Cluny today

Two remarkable monuments

The Musée de Cluny is a jewel nestled in the heart of the Latin Quarter, and is known as one of the capital’s most charming venues with its two remarkable monuments: the Gallo-Roman thermal baths dating from the 1st century AD and the town house of the Abbots of Cluny, built in the late 15th century and from which the museum takes its name.

One thousand years of art and history

Featuring Europe’s largest collection of medieval art, the museum offers an incredible overview of art history, from the 5th to the 15th centuries, spanning 1,000 years of history from late antiquity to the start of the Renaissance. These colorful and diverse collections consist of paintings, sculptures, stained glass, pieces of gold and silvery jewelry or ivory and tapestries, including the famous wall hanging The Lady and the Unicorn.

The Lady and the unicorn tapestries

Sharing the treasures of the medieval world

The Musée de Cluny aims to speak to all audiences. Keen to democratize culture and enable everyone to access it, the museum wishes to welcome both its loyal visitors and those who would otherwise have little or restricted access. The role of the Musée de Cluny, beyond educating its audiences about the Middle Ages, is to spark wonder among its visitors and take them on a journey through time and the medieval imagination.

An international reputation

Detail of the medieval Hôtel de Cluny

As an establishment with an international reputation, the Musée de Cluny is a leading center for the preservation and dissemination of medieval heritage, like the Met Cloisters in New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum in London. The museum has an active role in the European network of medieval art museums. Half of all visitors to the Musée de Cluny live abroad.

The Musée de Cluny and you

By sponsoring the Musée de Cluny, you are:

  • standing out through your choice to support a period and aspect of heritage that are still little-known,
  • joining a major cultural institution in the heart of Paris,
  • implementing a bold communications and public relations policy,
  • contributing to Europe’s largest collection of medieval art,
  • supporting all three dimensions of the Musée de Cluny’s heritage: archaeological, monumental and museum-based.


Be bold and opt for an original sponsorship. Join us and become a sponsor of the Musée de Cluny by supporting our work: not just the Cluny 4 upgrade project, but the restoration and acquisition of works, cultural activities and more. By supporting us, you may benefit from tax benefits and rewards.