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From Fashion to advertising or furniture, the Musée des arts décoratifs set in a wing of the Louvre, tells you the story of beauty and use of artefacts.

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Museums and cultural places in Paris - Les Arts Décoratifs

Les Arts Décoratifs

From Fashion to advertising or furniture, the Musée des arts décoratifs set in a wing of the Louvre, tells you the story of beauty and use of artefacts.


The « Arts décoratifs » are the French equivalent of the Victorian and Albert museum in London or the Met in New York, dedicated to the history of lifestyle. It’s not one museum, but four different collections : three can be found in a wing of the Louvre (decorative arts, advertising, fashion and textiles), and a last one, the Nissim de Camondo museum is a townhouse set in the nice area of Villiers-Monceau, north-west of the city.

Discover the decorative arts museum to understand the evolution of human taste, styles and crafts. This recently renovated department which focuses on visitors’ enjoyment offers more than 150 000 objects which reflect the timeless quest for beauty. With a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, it’s organized both chronologically and thematically.

The fashion and textile museum welcomes temporary exhibitions focusing on the history of garnments from the XVIth century. Famous designers are often asked to be curators of memorable shows here : recently you could admire Jean-Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière or Christian Lacroix.

From TV commercials to posters, the Advertising Museum explores the ephemera produced by our consumer society with an emphasis on sociological and cultural analysis : no marketing secrets are left behind.

Should you have some more time, you could also enjoy a visit to the Nissim de Camondo museum, by Monceau. This magnificent townhouse displays a collection of furniture, paintings, tapestries and silver and gold plate of the XVIIIth century, collected in the early XXth century by Moise de Camondo, who conceived the building to display them. Don’t miss out this interesting testimony of Parisian life at the turn of the century.


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