Short description

The 1981 Grand Louvre project also included the renovation of the Musée des Arts décoratifs.

It now includes a set of 4 complementary museums: Musée des Arts décoratifs (reference), the former Musée de la Mode et du Textile, the former Musée de la Publicité and the Musée Nissim de Camondo.

The main part of the museum is at 107 rue de Rivoli. It includes a library (107Rivoli Library) and a boutique (107Rivoli Boutique).

Open hours
  • Opening: Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00 h - Thursday until 21.00 h
  • Closed: Mondays, December 25, January 1 and May 1 of each year

Musée des arts décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli
75001 PARIS

  • Métro : Palais Royal – Louvre
  • RER
  • Bus : 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95
  • Parkings : Carrousel du Louvre, rue des Pyramides
  • Parking cars : Carrousel du Louvre



Musée des arts décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli
75001 PARIS
Tél : (01) 44 55 57 50
48° 51′ 46,02″ N, 2° 20′ 02,79″ E

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 51′ 46″ N 2° 20′ 79″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86323 2.33316

Free visit

  • Museum of Decorative Arts (exhibitions + permanent collection): 14€ - Reduced rate: 10 €.
  • Joint ticket for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Musée Nissim de Camondo (valid for 4 days): 20€ - Reduced rate: 16€.
  • Free
    • Free admission for European Union citizens under 26 years of age to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions other than those presented in the Nave.
    • 1st and 2nd grade teachers (except for temporary exhibitions)
    • Free admission for visitors with disabilities and their companions.
    • Friends of the Decorative Arts, students and teachers at the Camondo School and the Ateliers du Carrousel, students at the Ecole du Patrimoine, students at the Ecole du Louvre, ICOM, ICOMOS, AICA and press card holders, staff of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, lecturers at national museums and the Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites, and holders of the interMusées card.
    • Free for children under 18.
  • Methods of payment accepted
    • CB/Visa
    • Eurocard/Mastercard
Full description

The Museum of arts-décoratifs, following a profound reorganization in 1996 and 1999, now includes a set of 4 complementary museums: Musée des Arts décoratifs (reference), the former Musée de la Mode et du Textile, the former Musée de la Publicité and the Musée Nissim de Camondo. To complicate matters, it has 3 separate sites in Paris:

  • 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001, located in a wing of the Louvre and which includes, at this address the following departments: the Museum of Decorative Arts "main", the Library, the Ateliers du Carrousel, Museum Documentation Center, Photo Library, 107Rivoli, the store, Loulou, the restaurant
  • 63, rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris: Musée Nissim de Camondo, Ateliers du Carrousel, Le Camondo, the restaurant
  • 266, boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris: École Camondo, Ateliers du Carrousel.

The Museum of arts-decoratifs at 107 rue de Rivoli

Located in a wing of the Louvre, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs offers visitors an insight into the art of living, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The collections of the original Musée des arts-décoratifs now comprise one of the world's largest collections of decorative arts, divided into five chronological departments (Middle Ages/Renaissance, 17th/18th, 19th, Art Nouveau/Art Deco, Modern/Contemporary) and seven thematic departments (graphic arts, jewelry, toys, wallpaper, glass, fashion and textiles, advertising and graphics).

Along the way, we discover a 15th century bedroom, we admire the creations of many porcelain factories (Sèvres, Saint-Cloud...), we witness the birth and development of Art Nouveau, all curves and floral motifs.

"La folle histoire du design", a 2,100 m² space inaugurated in October 2018, is dedicated to design in the world. Philippe Stark, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Prouvé, Shiro Kuramata, the Castiglioni brothers, among others, are celebrated there.

Since its creation, most of the collections of the Musée des arts-décoratifs have been built up through donations and bequests: Peyre, Guérin, Perrin, Maciet, Gould... donations in the fields of furniture and cabinetmaking; Doisteau, Grandjean, Maciet... donations in the field of silverware; Fitzhenry, Maciet, Metman... donations in the field of ceramics; some 700 nineteenth-century jewels from the Vever collection; Doisetau's cane collection; David David-Weill's collection of Chinese cloisonné.

Note: The rich collections of the Fashion and Textile and Advertising and Graphic Design departments are accessible only during temporary exhibitions. The Nave, the central vessel of the museum with its superb decoration, hosts these exhibitions.

Fashion and Textile Museum Department (part of the Museum of arts-décoratifs)

The Fashion and Textile Museum was created in 1986 from the merger of the Textile Department of the Decorative Arts (1,500 garments from the 16th to the 20th century) and the collections of the French Union of Costume Arts (9,000 complete outfits and more than 30,000 pieces and accessories).

Named the Museum of Fashion and Textiles in 1997 and then integrated into the Museum of Decorative Arts to become one of its main departments, the collection is now rich with more than 152,800 works including costumes, accessories and textiles from the 3rd century to today. The names of the greatest designers are gathered there, from Paul Poiret to Popy Moreni, from Madeleine Vionnet to Christian Lacroix, from Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent.

With more than 1,500 m2 devoted to fashion and textiles, the Decorative Arts has the largest exhibition space devoted to this field in the world: on average, two exhibitions are presented each year.

Advertising Department (integrated into the Museum of arts-décoratifs since 1999)

In addition to the exceptional collection of posters (50,000 old posters from the 18th century to the Second World War and 50,000 contemporary posters from 1950 to the present), the museum's collections have been enriched by advertising films (more than 20,000 French and foreign films from the 1930s to the present), press advertisements (more than 30,000), radio spots, and promotional objects.
The museum also has a multimedia library, accessible to all, offering the possibility to discover treasures in this field.

107Rivoli Library

Founded in 1864, the library of the Musée des arts-décoratifs presents collections of printed books, exhibition and sales catalogs, periodicals... in the fields of decorative arts and art, as well as the famous Maciet collection of thousands of original engravings and photographs. These collections, which have continued to grow over the years, now include 200,000 printed volumes. The library also houses institutional and private archives.

You can't leave without visiting the 107Rivoli bookstore-boutique, where a selection of exclusive design objects are available for sale.

The 107Rivoli Boutique of the Museum of arts-décoratifs

All the specialties of the decorative arts are naturally presented and available for purchase. They give pride of place to the heritage know-how of "small great houses", particularly French, and to the ornamental tradition.
This store is also doubled by an E-shop which includes the sections Exhibitions (Posters, etc.), Bookshop, Stationery, Tableware, Decoration, Fashion, Accessories, Youth.

Nissim de Camondo Museum located at 63 rue de Monceau - 75008 Paris

The Nissim de Camondo Museum exhibits French furniture and decorative arts from the second half of the 18th century. Private mansion located at 63 rue de Monceau - 75008 Paris - Metro Villiers-Monceau - Tel: 01 53 89 06 50 or 06 40 (voice mail). Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as on December 25, January 1 and May 1 each year.

Les Ateliers du Carrousel

Since 1953, Les Ateliers du Carrousel welcome each year more than 1800 students of all ages in 112 different art classes: drawing, painting, sculpture, comics, models, fashion. These workshops exist at each of the 3 addresses of the Museum of Decorative Arts.

Camondo School at 266, boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris

A private institution of higher learning created in 1944 and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the École Camondo is a component of the Decorative Arts. It trains designers in interior architecture and design in 5 years. The school has counted among its students renowned architects and designers such as Pierre Paulin, Philippe Starck, Jean-Michel Wilmotte... It also offers a preparatory cycle for competitive exams at public and private art, applied arts and architecture schools.


Static Code
Open hours today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Monday


  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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