Musée des Arts décoratifs

  • Museum
  • Arts and culture
  • Decorative arts

This museum has a unique collection of objects from the art, fashion and advertising worlds, from the Middle Ages to the modern day.

The presentation of objects in "Period Rooms", one of the characteristics of the institution, bears authentic witness to the social and daily life of past centuries.

The jewellery Gallery

More than 1,000 works provide an extraordinary panorama of the history of jewellery in France.

Rings, necklaces, bracelets and broaches are presented chronologically, alongside an overview of the technological evolution of skills and materials. As the prime link between the decorative arts and fashion, jewellery marvellously illustrates the dexterity and creativity of artists and artisans from the Middle Ages to today.

Theme Napoleon and Joséphine

The room entitled Le Goût de l’Empire is dedicated to the Imperial style, and in particular displays an important collection of gold and silver work by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot.

The collection of Empire jewellery shows how much the period was inspired by ancient Rome

The new exhibition: Shocking ! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli

You can discover it through a guided tour.

Costumes and fashion accessories are set against paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfume bottles, posters and photographs signed by the greatest names of the surrealist period (Man Ray, Salvador Dalí ...) to introduce the public to the fantasy and artistic modernity of the designer Elsa Schiaparelli at the forefront of fashion during the 1920s and 1930s.

Timing of the guided tour : 1h30

Dates of the guided tours

  • July, the 8th - 12:30

  • July, the 9th - 11:30

  • August, the 27th - 16:00

  • September, the 9th- 12:30

  • September, the 23rd - 12:30

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Late opening ( temporary exhibitions only) : Thursday from 11am to 9pm.


Adult: 14 € (Exhibition(s) + collections (audioguide included)).

Free entry for children < 26 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Reduced price and free under conditions.

20€: Permanent Collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts + temporary exhibitions + Nissim Museum of Camondo
Valid 4 days
Paris Museum Pass accepted: time slot reservation recommended.


Types of customers

  • Children

Additional information

  • On site restaurant : Loulou in a prestigious setting with a terrace in Carrousel gardens, is open every day from 12:00 to 2:00.


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • French

Audioguide languages

  • Arab
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Additional information

Child audio guides languages : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible


Metro : Tuileries (Line 1)
Pyramide (Lines 7 et 14)
Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (Lines 1 et 7)
Bus : 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95

Plan your route


Contact information

  • 107-111 rue de Rivoli (entrée par le jardin du Carrousel) 75001 Paris 1er

Your contacts

Tourism service contact (Cultural programmes)


  • Group booking required.