The Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) houses over 150,000 decorative elements dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The museum is located in the west wing of the Louvre Museum since 1905.
The museum's permanent collection contains over 6,000 decorative objects, from furniture to silverware, jewelry, toys and rugs. Although the objects are very beautiful, the most interesting part of the museum is a series of rooms set in different periods that show how the French citizens lived from the late fifteenth century until the early twentieth century.
Although the Museum of Decorative Arts features many valuable and curious items, in our opinion other museums are a lot more interesting, such as the Musée de Cognacq-Jay, which contains decorative elements that are visually better exposed. Furthermore, it is free.
Located in one of the Louvre’s wings
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm (Thursday open until 9 pm)